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Julia Misbehaves (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 8 August 1948 (USA)
1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life... See full summary »

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Susan Packett
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Fred Ghenoccio
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Mrs. Packett
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Colonel Bruce Willowbrook
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Ma Ghenoccio
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Louise
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1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life with a smile on her and usually their faces. Much to her surprise, Julia receives an invitation to her now grown daughter Susan Packett's wedding to upper crust Roderick Pennystone to be held in the Packett mansion outside of Paris. Julia being a wife and mother is something of which her current social circle had no idea. Julia and her equally upper crust husband William Packett met during the war when he was enlisted and she a bright eyed seventeen year old just starting out in the vaudeville business. They split - separated but never divorced - because of their fundamental class and thus attitudinal differences when Susan was just an infant. Julia knew that it made sense to leave Susan with William because Julia's working life, which includes late nights and often being on the move to where the ... Written by Huggo

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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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Trivia

Elizabeth Taylor not only turned 16 during the filming of "Julia Misbehaves", she also received her first onscreen kiss during it, from Peter Lawford. 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

Mrs. Packett: And remember, William, you're a man and she's only a woman.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

O Sole Mio
(1898) (uncredited)
Music by Eduardo Di Capua
Lyrics by Giovanni Capurro
Sung by Walter Pidgeon
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Garson and Pigeon in fun-filled comedy.
9 February 2002 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

Both Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon, having made several dramas together, have done a remarkable switch to comedy. Both are charming and classy in their romp of delight. Along the way with the help of the likes of Caesar Romero, as the head of a family of acrobats, the zany Mary Boland, his alcoholic mother [loved her hanging from the smoke stack of a liner], Nigel Bruce, a woman chaser, attempting to pick up Greer in a lady's clothing shop, Elizabeth Taylor, all of 16 years old and gorgeous, Peter Lawford, also young and gorgeous and Lucille Watson, the wealthy grand dame of the family, Greer and Walter go through the antics of falling into mud puddles, sinking into the water in a beaten up old row boat, being forced to go through a high flying acrobatic act, being slapped on the rear by a trained seal and generally having a grand time of it. Hats off to a slick and silly script and a cast of performers who don't take it seriously at all.


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