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That Wonderful Urge (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 November 1948 (USA)
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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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Anut Cornelia Farley
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Judge Parker
Lloyd Gough ...
Duffy, Chronicle Editor
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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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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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20 November 1948 (USA)  »

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Das gewisse Etwas  »

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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 »

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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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so fluffy it floats in air
23 March 2013 | by (Seattle WA USA) – See all my reviews

if you're in the mood for a romantic comedy - without anything thought provoking - this might do

the fun comes watching the two potential lovers trying to outwit each other - there were a couple obvious steps that might have been taken - but using them right away would have cut the plot short - so try to resist belaboring them

Gene Tierney & Tyrone Power were the eye candy of the time - they weren't top actors - but by this time - they had developed an easy charm in place of the finesse of the better actors - such as Carol Lombard - Claudette Colbert - William Powell - Cary Grant

the scheming and the repartee were pretty good - but not the best - and the falling in love wasn't so obvious - still the expectation was there to help the audience over the threshold

competent in all departments - which may explain why it isn't cited as one of the great romantic comedy - still - it's a good choice for a bit of light entertainment


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