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One Sunday Afternoon (1948)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 1 January 1949 (USA)
One Sunday afternoon in the park, aspiring dentist Biff Grimes (Gary Cooper) meets a beauty (Fay Wray), falls heart over head in unrequited love, and ��� despite ... See full summary »

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Timothy L. 'Biff' Grimes
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Virginia Brush
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One Sunday afternoon in the park, aspiring dentist Biff Grimes (Gary Cooper) meets a beauty (Fay Wray), falls heart over head in unrequited love, and ��� despite eventually marrying a pretty, steadfast girl ��� never stops wondering what might have been. Years later, Biff gets the chance to find out when he meets his would-be sweetheart again. Displaying the same all-American appeal that mark his memorable performances in such classics as Mr. Deeds Goes to Town and Sergeant York, Cooper makes James Hagan's hit play into endearing screen entertainment. Hollywood knew it had a good thing, remaking the film in 1941 as The Strawberry Blonde with James Cagney and as a musical in 1948 with Dennis Morgan.

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THE GIRLS ARE THE HONEY-EST! THE SONGS ARE THE SUNNIEST! (9 BIG HITS) AND COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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1 January 1949 (USA)  »

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Mia kyriaki apogevma  »

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Adapted from a Broadway play "One Sunday Afternoon" that originally opened Feb. 15, 1933 at the Little Theatre in New York and ran for 322 performances. See more »

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Version of The Ford Theatre Hour: One Sunday Afternoon (1949) See more »

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One Sunday Afternoon
Written by Ralph Blane
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Diluted sequel/remake to Strawberry Blonde (1941)
10 April 2007 | by (South Florida) – See all my reviews

How can you outsing, outact and outdance Jimmy Cagney? Maybe you can't. At least Dennis Morgan didn't here in this film with the same characters and basic plot as 1941's Strawberry Blonde. Both films are colorful and feature a lighthearted glimpse at a turn-of-the-century romance, but 'Blonde' trumps 'Sunday' in almost every regard. Can anyone portray a brawling, impish, but lovable Irishman better than Cagney? No, and I am surprised that Director Raoul Walsh and Sunday's producers thought that a mere seven years after the release of Strawberry Blonde, people would forget how great Jimmy really was. There's another problem with this film, too. In both romances, Virginia is the femme-fatale that all men crave, while Amy is a mousy suffragette type that even Biff sees as second-best. In the first film, Virginia is Rita Hayworth and Amy is Olivia DeHavilland, while in the re-make, Virginia is Janis Page and Amy is Dorothy Malone. One can see the wise casting in the original, while in the remake, the ladies are of equal charm and beauty (but neither approaching even DeHavilland's Amy). A bright spot is Don Defore,(later 'Mr. B' of TV's Hazel) who makes the Barnstead role more likable. On its own, One Sunday Afternoon might have seemed an enjoyable B-grade musical, but by comparison, it is severely paled. I wonder why Walsh directed both only seven years apart??


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