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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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Trudy Mason
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Dr. Joseph McRory
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Emily Walters
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Bill Walters
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Mrs. Gilley
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Roy Chesley
Larry Young ...
Dr. Ronnie Jenks
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Nat Dorkas
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Charles 'C.J.' Chesley
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Mort Elkins
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Congressman Beeker
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Miss Lennek
Mary Field ...
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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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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

SMACK IN THE MIDDLE OF MAINE
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
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Light and humorous small-town story of doctors and romance
28 June 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a comfortable homespun story about a new doctor, Jim Pearson (Crosby), arriving in town to fill in for the older doctor who needs a vacation. At first Pearson doesn't quite fit in with the local townsfolk yet once he meets the pretty teacher, Trudy, he decides it's worth staying. Barry Fitzgerald takes on the role of crusty Dr. McRory who doesn't get along with or approve of his replacement, Pearson. Given time though events make him reconsider his first impressions. There is a liberal sprinkling of Bing's mellow crooning and even at one point grumpy Barry joins in the singing surprisingly. An enjoyable movie for any Crosby fans, as well as those who appreciate the delightful display of Barry's Irish wit.


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