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John Loves Mary (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 11 July 1949 (Sweden)
A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

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John Lawrence
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Fred Taylor
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Lt. Victor O'Leary
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Sen. James McKinley
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Lilly Herbish
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Phyllis McKinley
Paul Harvey ...
Gen. Biddle
Ernest Cossart ...
Oscar Dugan
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Mary McKinley
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A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

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(1947). Stage Play: John Loves Mary. Comedy/farce. Written by Norman Krasna. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Directed by Joshua Logan. Booth Theatre (moved to The Music Box Theatre from 17 Mar 1947- close): 4 Feb 1947- 7 Feb 1948 (423 performances). Cast: Harry Bannister (as "Harwood Biddle"), Lyle Bettger (as "Lt. Victor O'Leary"), Ralph W. Chambers (as "Oscar Dugan"), Tom Ewell (as "Fred Taylor"), Nina Foch (as "Mary McKinley"), Ann Mason (as "Mrs. Phyllis McKinley"), William Prince (as "John Lawrence"), Max Showalter (as "George Beechwood"), Loring Smith (as "Senator James McKinley"). Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Produced in association with Joshua Logan. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as John Loves Mary (1949). See more »

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Lilly Herbish: Tell me, what's it like west of New Jersey?
Sen. James McKinley: Republican!
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References The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) See more »

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When Johnnie Comes Marching Home
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Music by Louis Lambert
Played when John is in the phone booth
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Disappointing Froth with Reagan & Company
4 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Patricia Neal in her screen debut is "Mary" and she loves "John," played by Ronald Reagan in this lightweight comedy, "John Loves Mary." She expects him home from service any day and wants the moment when he sees her to be just right, with "Someone to Watch Over Me" playing. But things are never that easy. Not with fellow serviceman Jack Carson involved. Jack did save his life once. Therefore, Ronnie felt indebted to him. But an attempt to help Jack out with his love life backfires on Ronald and he and Patricia have to wait to get married due to him being married to Jack's foreign girlfriend to bring her into the country. But it seems that upon meeting Jack, he learns that, despite the fact that Jack couldn't live without her, he had married someone else since then. What a pickle! Ronnie is trying to keep all this from Patricia and her politician father, played Edward Arnold. I saw this almost twenty years ago and I thought I had memories of liking it. But upon seeing it recently, I found this to be too stagy, due to its play origins, too silly, and a little annoying at times. One would probably like this for the people in it, but the situations feel forced to me and I really didn't find it to be that funny. In fact, afterwards I felt that it wasted the stars and it was all a to-do over nothing, despite the affable dispositions of Ronnie and company.


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