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Grounds for Marriage (1951)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  19 January 1951 (USA)
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Opera singer Ina Massine tries to win back former husband Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett
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Ina Massine
Paula Raymond ...
Agnes Oglethorpe Young
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Chris Bartlett
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Dely Delacorte
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Dr. Carleton Radwin Young
Richard Hageman ...
Dr. Engelstaat
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Tommy
Paula Drew ...
Helen
Victor Desny ...
Count de Beaugard
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Stella, Ina's Maid
Robert Sherwood ...
Petie
Elizabeth Flournoy ...
Brevarde
Torben Meyer ...
Donovan
Pat Williams ...
Office Manager
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Opera singer Ina Massine tries to win back former husband Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett.

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19 January 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

J'épouse mon mari  »

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Trivia

The standard "Wait Till You See Him" (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart), sung by Kathryn Grayson, was cut from this film. The prerecording is included on "My Heart Sings," a Kathryn Grayson CD issued by the British label Flare. See more »

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Tiger Rag
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Written by Harry Da Costa, Henry Ragas, Nick LaRocca, Larry Shields,
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Too much fun - Kathryn Grayson voiceless????
19 March 2002 | by (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This film is the usual comedy from MGM - simple set-up and obvious ending, but it's still a charmer. The beautiful Kathryn Grayson plays Ina, who is trying to win back her ex-husband, played by Van Johnson. Kathryn is a singer (surprise surprise) and Van is a doctor. There are a few musical numbers, most notably the dream sequence, where the production does some famous selections from CARMEN. Kathryn sings them beautifully and Van Johnson is very obviously dubbed.

The big surprise is that Kathryn's character actually looses her voice throughout a good part of the film. This is simply criminal, considering the woman's vocal talent. However, she gets it back and still has plenty of songs. Van and Kathryn have great chemistry together, too bad they never made another film together. I love this movie, it's sweet and very funny, even if it is predictable.


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