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Welcome Stranger (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 June 1947 (USA)
Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and young singing doctor Jim Pearson don't hit it off; but Pearson is delighted to stay, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joan Caulfield ...
Trudy Mason
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Dr. Joseph McRory
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Emily Walters
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Bill Walters
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Gilley
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Roy Chesley
Larry Young ...
Dr. Ronnie Jenks
Percy Kilbride ...
Nat Dorkas
Charles Dingle ...
Charles 'C.J.' Chesley
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Mort Elkins
Thurston Hall ...
Congressman Beeker
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Miss Lennek
Mary Field ...
Secretary
Paul Stanton ...
Mr. Daniels
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Crusty Dr. McRory of Fallbridge, Maine hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and young singing doctor Jim Pearson don't hit it off; but Pearson is delighted to stay, once he meets teacher Trudy Mason. The locals, taking their cue from McRory, cold-shoulder Pearson, especially Trudy's stuffy fiancée. But then, guess who needs an emergency appendectomy? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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13 June 1947 (USA)  »

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Benvenuto straniero!  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 14, 1948 with Barry Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gilley: Picture show's on Tuesday.
Jim Pearson: What's showing Tuesday?
Mrs. Gilley: Some picture with Bob Hope in it.
Jim Pearson: I'll wait 'til a week from Tuesday.
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Connections

Featured in Off Limits (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

COUNTRY STYLE
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby; square-danced by cast
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A complete mystery as to why this film is not shown on TV more often.
6 June 2003 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film on TV about 25 years ago and the magic and chemistry of Bing and Barry was obvious. Years later, I finally acquired this film in VHS format(I had recorded it previously in Beta format). It has everything to offer to movie buffs and I hope that the networks start to show it as a Christmas movie. It took the public about 30 years to catch on to "It's A Wonderful Life". This movie, like another of Bing's gems"Holiday Inn(1942)" could fit right in at any time of the year;and with the beautiful Joan Caulfield-anytime. I think that to date, I've watched it about 30 times. My favorite line is Bing's telling taxi driver Percy Kilbride(who refuses Bing's offer of a tip) "You'ld be a big hit in New York".


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