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The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors? Written by
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Charming, delightful, completely engaging and original comedy
LOUISA is one of the most delightful comedies to come out of Hollywood and so charming that one can't help but fall for it. Spring Byington (in a role that would inspire her long running TV sitcom, DECEMBER BRIDE) plays a widowed mother, living with her son and his family. She throws the household into a tizzy by deciding to begin dating again and soon she has two rival old coots vying for her. Byington is her usual delightful self and the suitors, those lovable curmudgeons Edmund Gwenn and Charles Coburn, are wonderful. Ronald Reagan is quite good as the set upon and bewildered son and Ruth Hussey gives able support as his wife. Piper Laurie appears in her film debut as his daughter. Although this was only Oscar nominated for Sound, it deserved both that recognition and nods for its delightfully original Screenplay and its infectiously comic musical score. This is a true winner in all departments. Seek it out! (Note: What a shock to find that one could feed a family of six in 1950 for a month for under $100!)
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