Louisa (1950)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  31 May 1950 (USA)
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To her family's discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts dating two men...a grocer and her son's boss.



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Complete credited cast:
Harold 'Hal' Norton
Abel Burnside
Meg Norton
Henry Hammond
Louisa Norton
Cathy Norton
Scotty Beckett ...
Jimmy Blake
Jimmy Hunt ...
Chris Norton
Connie Gilchrist ...
Willard Waterman ...
Dick Stewart
Marjorie Crossland ...
Lil Stewart (as Marjorie Crosland)
Bob Stewart
Terry Frost ...
Stacy Walker - Square Dance Caller
Dave Willock ...
Joe Collins - Cab Driver


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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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31 May 1950 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 5, 1951 with Ruth Hussey and Ronald Reagan reprising their film roles. See more »


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Charming comedy, wry wit, with superb actors
27 November 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's a pity this one isn't available on video or otherwise, I'd acquire it at the drop of a hat!

Thoroughly delightful comedy about romantic seniors (Ch. Coburn and Edmund Gwenn) competing for the love of a sweet granny, Louisa (Spring Byington) who still has much to offer in charm, grace and joy of living.

There's heated rivalry between the two older men, and there's frustrated annoyance from the younger teen set (Piper Laurie and her beau, Scotty Beckett), and the middle-aged family members (Ronald Reagan and patient wife Meg, played by Ruth Hussey). Inevitably there are clashes, tempers flare and varied misunderstandings arise, but all comes right in the end, of course. This is a scintillating comedy with never a dull moment.

I love that delightful scene of Ch. Coburn as Abel Burnside, wading into the pond, trousers soaked, and gallantly picking flowers to offer his lady love, "Louisa", which is also the title of this movie.

Top grades for this one.

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