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Jack Rose (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
1 August 1949 (USA) See more »
Guest stars galore! See more »
A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Gurkey's Corners Is the Place for Me See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dennis Morgan ... Dennis Morgan

Doris Day ... Judy Adams

Jack Carson ... Jack Carson

Bill Goodwin ... Arthur Trent

Irving Bacon ... RR Information Clerk

Claire Carleton ... Grace
Mazzone-Abbott Dancers ... Dancers (as The Famous Mazzone-Abbott Dancers)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Andren ... Headwaitress (uncredited)
Lois Austin ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Shirley Ballard ... Beautiful Girl on Bike (uncredited)
Janet Barrett ... Michael Curtiz's Secretary (uncredited)
Eugene Beday ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Al Billings ... Wrestler on Television (uncredited)

Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Model (uncredited)

Jan Bryant ... Redhead (uncredited)
David Butler ... David Butler (uncredited)

Frank Cady ... Oculist (uncredited)
George Calliga ... Frenchman (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Model (uncredited)
Robert Cherry ... Passenger (uncredited)

Edward Clark ... Minister (uncredited)

Gary Cooper ... Gary Cooper (uncredited)

Joan Crawford ... Joan Crawford (uncredited)

Michael Curtiz ... Michael Curtiz (uncredited)
Bunty Cutler ... Reporter for Variety (uncredited)
Marcel De la Brosse ... Frenchman (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Studio Employee (uncredited)

Jacqueline deWit ... Trent's Secretary (uncredited)

Dudley Dickerson ... Porter (uncredited)

Tom Dugan ... Wrestling Fan in Bar (uncredited)
Carli Elinor ... Frenchman (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Man at Train Station (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Charlie, Studio Gate Guard (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Studio Party Guest (uncredited)

Errol Flynn ... Jeffrey Bushdinkle, the Groom (uncredited)
Buddy Gorman ... WB Messenger Boy (uncredited)

Sandra Gould ... Train Passenger in Upper (uncredited)

Sydney Greenstreet ... Sydney Greenstreet (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf ... Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Vic Holbrook ... Wrestler on Television (uncredited)
James Holden ... Soda Jerk (uncredited)

Danny Kaye ... Danny Kaye (uncredited)

Douglas Kennedy ... Opening Off-Screen Narrator (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ticket Salesman (uncredited)
Wendie Lee ... Agnes the Manicurist (uncredited)
Ralph Littlefield ... Hayseed (uncredited)
Mickey McMasters ... Wrestling Referee on Television (uncredited)
Peter Meersman ... Flack (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Studio Party Guest (uncredited)
Henry Mirelez ... Pedro (uncredited)

Ray Montgomery ... Raoul Walsh's Assistant (uncredited)

Forbes Murray ... Distinguished Man (uncredited)

Patricia Neal ... Patricial Neal (uncredited)
Alfred Nunez ... Pancho (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)

Eleanor Parker ... Eleanor Parker (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Maureen Reagan ... Maureen Reagan (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Ronald Reagan (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Frenchman (uncredited)
Georges Renavent ... Andre Bernet (uncredited)

Edward G. Robinson ... Edward G. Robinson (uncredited)
Rod Rogers ... Flack (uncredited)

Cosmo Sardo ... Studio Barber (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Man in Upper Berth (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Reporter (uncredited)

Olan Soule ... Flack (uncredited)
Mark Strong ... Man with Cigar (uncredited)

Nita Talbot ... Model (uncredited)

King Vidor ... King Vidor (uncredited)
Joan Vohs ... Model (uncredited)

Raoul Walsh ... Raoul Walsh (uncredited)
Harlan Warde ... Publicity Man (uncredited)

Eve Whitney ... Model (uncredited)
Jack Wise ... Train Passenger in Lower (uncredited)

Jane Wyman ... Jane Wyman (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Writing credits
Jack Rose (screenplay) and
Melville Shavelson (screenplay) (as Mel Shavelson)

I.A.L. Diamond (story)

Produced by
Alex Gottlieb .... producer
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline  (as Wilfrid M. Cline)
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
Art Direction by
Stanley Fleischer 
Set Decoration by
Lyle B. Reifsnider 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Agnes Flanagan .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Nick Marcellino .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Frank Mattison .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
William C. McGann .... special effects director (as William McGann)
Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Clark .... still photographer (uncredited)
Al Green .... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
Charles O'Bannon .... gaffer (uncredited)
Music Department
Sammy Cahn .... lyricist: songs
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Jule Styne .... composer: songs
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Herschel Daugherty .... dialogue director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor color director
Mitchell Kovaleski .... associate technicolor color director
LeRoy Prinz .... musical number staged and directed by
Jean Baker .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
85 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Film debut of Nita Talbot.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The information man at the train station obviously has a great memory, knowing detailed information for remote destinations, and he instantly memorizes the fare for Gurky's Corners, and then the time it leaves, but he can't remember how he got that information just minutes earlier and has to go through each of the books to get the right document.See more »
Jack Carson:[after being slapped] What was that for?
Joan Crawford:Oh, I do that in all my pictures.
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Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4See more »


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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Gurkey's Corners Is the Place for Me, 19 March 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Poor Doris Day, working in the Warner Brothers studio commissary hoping for her big break in films. It might be coming due to the fact that no director wants to work with Jack Carson any more. So Carson gets the idea he's going to direct the next film he does with Dennis Morgan. And since no leading lady wants to work with him, the team needs a fresh face.

Morgan and Carson did a series of films at Warner Brothers who were trying to create a Crosby-Hope tandem of their own. They were good,but not as good. It really helped Bing and Bob to have two of the top rated radio shows in the country where every week you could guarantee that the two of them would have a jab or two at the other's expense. And they guested on each other's show innumerable times. This provided a built in publicity machine that Morgan and Carson couldn't possibly compete with.

This was the last of their films as a team and Warners did something here that Paramount couldn't do for Bing and Bob. That was have the boys play themselves and try to get a leading lady. At Paramount that job was sewed up by Dorothy Lamour.

Dennis Morgan had a pleasing Irish tenor voice. Unfortunately Warners also didn't do as well by him as Paramount did by Crosby in the way of songs. If you can remember any of the songs from any of the Morgan- Carson films, God Bless You. The ones that Bing sang made it to the top of the charts.

That being said, Morgan and Carson were fine performers in their own right and the film is a nice piece of nostalgia seeing all the cameo appearances by various stars working at Warner Brothers at the time. All the Crosby-Hope monkeyshines are done well by them.

Try as they may, Doris Day gets fed up and just wants to go back to Gurkey's Corners, Wisconsin and marry fiancée Jeffrey Bushdinkel.

But you got to watch the movie to learn about Jeffrey Bushdinkel.

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