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For the Love of Mary (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1948 (USA)
Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.

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Lt. Tom Farrington
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David Paxton
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Phillip Manning
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Harvey Elwood
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Gustav Heindel
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Justice Peabody
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Miss Harkness
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Justice Van Sloan
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Adm. Walton
Frank Conroy ...
Samuel Litchfield
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Igor
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Bertha
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Justice Williams
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Storyline

Mary Peppertree, a switchboard operator in the White House, is being courted by three men; Philip Manning, an attorney; Navy Lieutenant Tom Farrington, naval-aide to the President; and David Paxton, whose father owns an island in the Pacific. When the U.S. Navy negotiates for the purchase of the island for a base, David agrees to sell on two conditions - that Philip be made a judge in a court at least 1500 miles from Washigton, and that Lieutenant Farrington be given sea duty. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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1 September 1948 (USA)  »

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Forever Yours  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film, along with Deanna Durbin's prior release that year, Up in Central Park (1948), did mediocre business at the box office. See more »

Goofs

The same cars pass by twice as David talks to Mary at the gate of the White House. See more »

Soundtracks

In the Gloaming
(uncredited)
Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
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Enjoyable and lighthearted, fine music too
7 March 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

After seeing one of Deanna Durbin's movies on tv I decided to buy a video and chose this one for a start. As I love music anyways, you can't go wrong with any selection of hers, such a lovely singing voice, she does credit to any song. The story is well acted by each, and it has a quick wit with an interesting twist at the end. Also it's nice to see Harry Davenport in a film I hadn't seen before; he's been a reliable staple in many good movies of that era. It's entertaining and leaves you with a happy feeling after. We need not take life so seriously because after all it can be lighthearted and cheerful too. This film proves it.


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