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Welcome Stranger (1947)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  13 June 1947 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joan Caulfield ...
Trudy Mason
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Dr. Joseph McRory
Wanda Hendrix ...
Emily Walters
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Bill Walters
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Mrs. Gilley
Robert Shayne ...
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
Lillian Bronson ...
Miss Lennek
Mary Field ...
Secretary
Paul Stanton ...
Mr. Daniels
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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>

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13 June 1947 (USA)  »

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Benvenuto straniero!  »

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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.
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MY HEART IS A HOBO
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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"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.


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