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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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Jessica Woods
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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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20 November 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das gewisse Etwas  »

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Tyrone Power also starred in the original version of the film, Love Is News (1937), in much the same role. His co-stars were Loretta Young, Don Ameche and George Sanders. See more »

Quotes

Sara Farley: Don't tell me beneath that rude exterior lurks the soul of a gentleman?
Thomas Jefferson Tyler: That's not all that lurks there.
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Opening credits shown against a background of newspapers. See more »

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It Happened in Sun Valley
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Music by Harry Warren
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3 August 2012 | by (Glendale) – See all my reviews

Scolding reviewers who go on and on urging you to "see the original" and "this is a bad remake" are ponderous and not too bright, in my opinion. I can separate performances and stories in my mind without any trouble whatsoever. This is a fun movie with lots of clever scenes and great interplay between Tierney and Power, who clearly had personal affection for one another. The supporting cast does a good job of getting out of the way and letting Gene and Tyrone shine. Chill Wills is great as a crooked judge and has many funny one-liners. Its fun and enjoyable! The scenery, whether in Sun Valley or New York is realistic and a history lesson in 40's era lifestyles. I mean, its Gene Tierney and Tyrone Power, for crying out loud! They aren't making movie stars like those two anymore, are they? Enjoy!


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