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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
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Gen. Biddle
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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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Cupido Faz das Suas  »

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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 Adventures of Don Juan (1948) See more »

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Merrily We Roll Along
(uncredited)
Music by Murray Mencher
Played in the Strand Theater lobby scene
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The Marriage-Go-Round
24 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Ronald Reagan (he's John) loves Patricia Neal (she's Mary), but he's married to his best friend's girl. There is a very good reason: best friend Jack Carson saved Mr. Reagan's life during World War II and Reagan married Lily to help his buddy out - you see, Lily needs an American husband to obtain passage to the USA. Meanwhile, Mr. Carson has married another woman…

Even for the time, the comedy dialog in "John Loves Mary" must have sounded remarkably unsophisticated; listen, for example, to the scene when Reagan explains how he dealt with "loneliness" during his four years of service. The performances match the low average nature of the proceedings. Most notable as Patricia Neal's inauspicious movie debut. She's good.

*** John Loves Mary (2/4/49) David Butler ~ Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson


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