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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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Dr. Ronnie Jenks
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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

"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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Connections

Featured in Off Limits (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

SMILE RIGHT BACK AT THE SUN
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby
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A complete mystery as to why this film is not shown on TV more often.
6 June 2003 | by 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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