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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 8 August 1948 (USA)
English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old, having given her up to be raised by her respectable and wealthy father William (whom Julia... See full summary »

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Cast

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Susan Packett
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Fred Ghenoccio
Lucile Watson ...
Mrs. Packett
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Col. Bruce 'Bunny' Willowbrook
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Ma Ghenoccio
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Benny Hawkins
Henry Stephenson ...
Lord Pennystone
Aubrey Mather ...
The Vicar
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Hobson, the Butler
Fritz Feld ...
Pepito
Phyllis Morris ...
Daisy
Veda Ann Borg ...
Louise
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English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old, having given her up to be raised by her respectable and wealthy father William (whom Julia never divorced.) When she gets an invitation to her daughter's wedding, she "borrows" some money from a male friend and heads off to the south of France for the nuptuals. While there she manages to establish a mother-daughter relationship, get another man to provide her with a lot of money, provoke her mother-in-law's ire, string along a potential husband and his mother, and rekindle the spark in William, all within a day or two. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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It's daring! It's delicious! It's the gayest comedy - romance of the year!

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Comedy | Romance

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8 August 1948 (USA)  »

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Die unvollkommene Dame  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Greer Garson met future husband E.E. Fogelson, an acquaintance of Peter Lawford's, on the set of this movie. See more »

Goofs

After exiting the right hand drive phaeton/touring car at the honeymoon cabin, the two couples congregate at the right drivers side; the car is facing screen right. The next scene has the caretaker approaching from the right and the two couples are now standing in the exact same positions but on the left passenger side of the car; the car is now facing screen left. See more »

Quotes

William Sylvester Packett: Happy hunting, Bunny!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Wonderful One
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Music by Paul Whiteman and Ferde Grofé Sr.
Lyrics by Dorothy Terris
Sung by Walter Pidgeon with Greer Garson at the piano
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Charming comedy filled with romance and touching moments.
13 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Julia Misbehaves" is a charming comedy filled with romance and touching moments. Greer Garson sparkles as Julia, a penniless showgirl who has been invited to attend the very formal wedding of her daughter, Elizabeth Taylor, whom she hasn't seen since she was a baby. Along the way, she encounters acrobat Cesar Romero and his wacky family, rich aristocrat Nigel Bruce with an eye for pretty girls, and estranged husband Walter Pidgeon who begins to wonder how he ever let her go in the first place. All of the interactions lead into one humorous complication after another and show off Ms. Garson's comedic timing that was rarely seen in her usual dramatic roles.


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