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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Die unvollkommene Dame  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 26 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); its New York City television premiere occurred 3 September 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); in San Francisco it was first telecast 26 January 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). 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

Benny Hawkins: Julia, let me have a look at the stuff.
Julia Packett: [Behind a locked door] Well you can't, I'm in the nude.
Benny Hawkins: Well, get out of the nude.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Oh, What a Difference the Navy Made to Me!
(uncredited)
Music by Leslie Alleyn
Lyrics by Ralph Stanley
Sung by Greer Garson in a dancehall sketch while performing with acrobats
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Quite a cute comedy!
24 July 2002 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Now, you may say to yourself "Greer Garson **gasp** comedy?!" But this is actually a lovely movie about an actress who is attending her daughter's wedding. She hasn't seen her daughter in many years, since her husband, after "one year and two months (of marriage)... said 'Julia, I don't love you anymore. I think it's better if we separate.'" Julia was only invited by "accident", but one certain daughter insists that she stay, contrary to her grandmother's opinion. The film is very fun, if you don't have one of those minds that have type casted Greer Garson, and can't accept that she has a wider range than "Mrs. Miniver" type roles. She proves very adept at comedy, and also look for what seem to be "inside jokes" in some scenes.


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