6.7/10
185
10 user 3 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger
Stars: Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Basil Rathbone
Blue Skies (1946)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jed Potter looks back on a love triangle conducted over the course of years and between musical numbers. Dancer Jed loves showgirl Mary, who loves compulsive nightclub-opener Johnny, who ... See full summary »

Directors: Stuart Heisler, Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Joan Caulfield
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone...and romance the local policeman's daughter.

Director: David Miller
Stars: Bing Crosby, Ann Blyth, Barry Fitzgerald
Riding High (1950)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Bing Crosby, Coleen Gray, Charles Bickford
Just for You (1952)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Ethel Barrymore
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A brash American gramophone salesman tries to get Emperor Franz Joseph's endorsement in turn-of-the-century Austria.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Roland Culver
Anything Goes (1956)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lewis
Stars: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire
Mr. Music (1950)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A golf-crazy songwriter tries to avoid the long, solitary hours of concentration needed to produce a hit musical. His producer and his secretary conspire to get him back on track.

Director: Richard Haydn
Stars: Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson, Charles Coburn
Variety Girl (1947)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Mary Hatcher, Olga San Juan, DeForest Kelley
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Bing Crosby, Jane Wyman, Alexis Smith
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Of the singing Beebe brothers, young Mike just wants to be a kid; responsible Dave wants to work in his garage and marry Martha; but feckless Joe thinks his only road to success is through ... See full summary »

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O'Connor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Joan Caulfield ...
Trudy Mason
...
Dr. Joseph McRory
...
Emily Walters
...
Bill Walters
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Gilley
...
Roy Chesley
Larry Young ...
Dr. Ronnie Jenks
Percy Kilbride ...
Nat Dorkas
Charles Dingle ...
Charles 'C.J.' Chesley
...
Mort Elkins
Thurston Hall ...
Congressman Beeker
Lillian Bronson ...
Miss Lennek
Mary Field ...
Secretary
Paul Stanton ...
Mr. Daniels
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 June 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Benvenuto straniero!  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 5, 1954 with Barry Fitzgerald reprising his film role. 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.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Off Limits (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

MY HEART IS A HOBO
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Fitz' Make Me Feel Unwelcome
12 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nah, I felt more "unwelcome" watching this, than welcome. Anyway, if you want to see Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald in more appealing roles, watch "Going My Way" instead. In that movie, the guys play priests. Here, they are doctors.

The trouble was Fitzgerald was so bad, or at least so "crabby," he was downright annoying to watch in here. His Irish brogue with the crabby personality made him all the more irritating. Usually I love the Irish characters and accent, but not the idiot character ("Dr. Joseph McRory") in this movie.

In both films, you get the same thing: the younger man is always the "good guy" and the older, more traditional man is always the "bad guy." Hollywood has always sided with rebels, those who challenge either authority or the old ways.


6 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Welcome Stranger (1947) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?