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A Date with Judy (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 July 1948 (USA)
Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie.



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Cast overview:
Carol Pringle
Rosita Conchellas
Orchestra Leader
Stephen I. Andrews
Lucien T. Pringle
'Pop' Sam Scully
Jerry Hunter ...
Jean McLaren ...
Mitzi Hoffman


Developed from a radio program which began in 1941, hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pest of a brother Randolph and boyfriend Oogie.

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Release Date:

29 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Así son ellas  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


'Jane Powell (I)' and Kathryn Grayson both received credit for introducing the same movie song in the same year. Showcased in two Technicolor productions from Joe Pasternak is the sprightly refrain, "Love Is Where You Find It" (music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Earl K. Brent). Miss Powell's rendition comes early in this film, and Miss Grayson has been praised by movie fans and critics for the best song performance in the lavish costume musical, The Kissing Bandit (1948). While Miss Powell had no commercial disc for sale, MGM Records issued as a single Miss Grayson's prerecordings of this lilt and another song from her vehicle, "What's Wrong With Me?" (music by Brown, lyrics by Edward Heyman). Kathryn's two vocals grace a CD devoted to her, called "My Heart Sings," released by Flare, a British label. See more »


[The picture on Mr Foster's desk in his office is clearly a picture of a man (dark suit, bow-tie, white shirt, pocket handkerchief). But he tells the dance instructor that it's a picture of his wife.] That was posted by a Millennial who hasn't a clue to lady's attire in the early 20th century. Instead of concentrating on the outfit, you can clearly see by the face that it is, indeed, his wife. See more »


Carol Pringle: It's a very nice little swing number, Judy. But I don't know if it's really appropriate for a High School dance.
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Referenced in Sixpack Annie (1975) See more »


Love Is Where You Find It (Reprise)
Lyric by Earl K. Brent
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Performed by Jane Powell
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Wallace Beery dances the rumba!
18 November 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"A Date with Judy" was a typical entertainment that MGM produced over and over as a way of showing its contract players. This film was a showcase to present Jane Powell and Elizabeth Taylor, two of the popular young actresses at the time. While the movie will not add anything to either one of the stars resumes, it's a pleasant way for watching how times have changed. The film was directed by Richard Thorpe, and produced by Joe Pasternak.

Judy and Carol are friends from school. Judy is the talented singer who is going to perform at a school party. Carol is the spoiled rich girl who is jealous of Judy. Oogie, Carol's brother, the band leader, is in love with Judy. To complicate things a newly arrived young man, Stephen, has come into town to work for the summer and he is the object of both Judy's and Carol's attention.

Wallace Beery is the best thing in the film. He plays Melvin Foster, Judy's father. He refuses to dance at the party with his wife, and thanks to Xavier Cugat's suggestion, he decides to engage Rosita, the voluptuous Carmen Miranda, to give him private lessons. Since the tutoring takes place in his office, and it's surrounded by a cloud of mystery, it appears Melvin and Rosita are having an affair. But the biggest surprise comes at the end of the film when the Fosters are celebrating their 20th anniversary and we watch Melvin, who by now is an experienced dancer, shows off on the dance floor. A delicious moment, indeed.

Jane Powell and Elizabeth Taylor are charming in their roles. Robert Stack and Scotty Beckett are also good. Leon Ames, Xavier Cugat, and the effervescent Carmen Miranda make excellent contributions, but it's Wallace Beery, who steals the show.

"A Date with Judy" will delight viewers looking for a nostalgic look at an uncomplicated time in America.

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