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Chicken Every Sunday (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 4 July 1949 (Sweden)
A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.

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Tucson, Arizona, circa 1910: Emily Hefferan wants a divorce. In flashback, she recalls twenty years of marriage to Jim Hefferan, who sinks every cent of each new windfall in harebrained investments. Emily only keeps a roof over the family by taking in boarders...more and more of them. But Jim's latest deal goes just a little too far. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HERE'S YOUR DISH (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Du poulet tous les dimanches  »

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Warner Bros. first bought the rights to the novel in 1944 and Mervyn LeRoy was hired as the director. But Warners subsequently sold the property to Fox. See more »

Quotes

Emily Hefferan: There are other homes in town that take in guests.
Rita Kirby: Yeah, I tried 'em all. Those dumps are full too. I mean... nice place you got here.
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Followed by The 20th Century-Fox Hour: The Hefferan Family (1956) See more »

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King Chanticleer
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Music by Nat Ayer
Played when Geoffrey and Rosemary dance
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Cute, old-fashioned movie
5 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

I stumbled across this offering on TCM during a Natalie Wood movie night. I wasn't certain I'd stay with it till the end, but I wound up doing so. It's a great example of the kind of movies "they don't make anymore". Corny & schmaltzy in spots...OK a lot of spots...it nevertheless was amusing, downright comical at times, & the actors made it work. It was great to see Alan Young, as all I recall him from is Mr. Ed. Celeste Holm is a gem, as is Dan Dailey. This could be a very effective stage play. I was a bit disappointed that Natalie Wood had such a small role, but I would recommend this flick for an evening of sheer escapism!


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