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That Wonderful Urge (1948)

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When an heiress finds out that the friendly young man she's met at Sun Valley is really an investigative reporter, she ruins his career by falsely claiming they're married.

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Reginald Gardiner ...
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Anut Cornelia Farley
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Judge Parker
Lloyd Gough ...
Duffy, Chronicle Editor
Porter Hall ...
Attorney Ketchell
Richard Gaines ...
Whitson, Farley's Executive
Taylor Holmes ...
Attorney Rice
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Homer Beggs - Justice of the Peace - Monroe Township
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Storyline

An investigative reporter uses a ruse to meet Sara Fowler, a grocery-store heiress he's been writing unflattering things about. He gets her to start talking about herself and finds her down-to-earth and engaging, but before he can publish an honest and admiring story, she finds out who he is, assumes he's going to write more lies, and sets out to undercut him by announcing to the press that the two of them are married. In trying to get the truth out, he loses his job, the two of them spend time in jail, and the stakes escalate. Finally, he sues her for libel, and a court tries to set things right. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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20 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das gewisse Etwas  »

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Trivia

Originally, Cornel Wilde was cast as the male lead. See more »

Quotes

Sara Farley: Oh, I'll - I'll call the police.
Thomas Jefferson Tyler: Good! Tell them I'm not your husband. Don't let me go through life with that blot on my record.
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Opening credits shown against a background of newspapers. See more »

Connections

Remake of Love Is News (1937) See more »

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It Happened in Sun Valley
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Music by Harry Warren
Played during the dog sledding scene
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I didn't see the original so I'm reviewing without comparing
14 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie entertaining and humorous although the ending was abrupt. I couldn't help thinking how topical it was with the tabloids and celebs in the news these days and even the President being asked about a reality show personality when he was on The View. I don't think this movie would have been suitable during WWII but in the relief of the postwar era a light comedy might have filled the bill, and tabloids were flourishing along with fan magazines and interest in the privileged, whether heiress or royal. (The 1947 wedding of Elizabeth and Philip was a big seller, too.) I hope some day to see the original to compare and contrast but as a stand alone, this movie was pleasant with some good lines, a few laughs, and kept me awake longer than I had intended so I could see the end. If you don't have anything better to do, you might enjoy it as a diversion.


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