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Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 19 August 1950 (USA)
Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

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Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get married, and leave for his ranch in the west. Her friends warn her of an early disillusionment with life on a ranch, far away from the glitter and bright lights of Broadway. Kay makes one difficulty adjustment after another, as the ranch is presided over by Chris's kids, and an incident occurs with a neighbor that prompts Kay to return to her glamorous life in New York. But she soon finds her heart is with Chris and his children. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Won the Harvard Lampoon's "Dullest Movie" Award. See more »

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Opening scene takes place in a rodeo arena somewhere outside Manhattan, but surrounding terrain of flat dusty land, palm trees and mountains is obviously someplace in the West. See more »

Quotes

Chris: I'm telling you, Orvie. There's a woman.
Orvie: Why you telling me? Why don't you tell her?
Chris: You mean...?
[Shrugs it off]
Chris: Ah. Sure would like to meet her though.
Orvie: Well, don't sit perched up there like an old barn owl. Just walk up and introduce yourself. That's what I always and it never missed.
Chris: Oh, you can't do that to a city woman.
Orvie: The heck you can't.
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"The Man with the Big Felt Hat'
by Kay Swift
Sung by Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray and party guests (uncredited)
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She calls herself "The Bride of the Cattle King", while he condescendingly calls her 'Buckshot'...
8 June 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Lou Breslow and Doris Anderson adapted Kay Swift's semi-autobiographical book (the uncredited "Who Could Ask For Anything More") about a female songstress from New York City who has a whirlwind courtship and marriage to a widower cowboy named Chris. She makes all the sacrifices and learns to love life down on his dilapidated ranch, while the cowboy's two young daughters test their new step-mother out and the cowboy-husband spends his time mending fences and hunting cougars. By-the-numbers comedy-romance admittedly doesn't score points against Irene Dunne's smart cookie of a wife (she has a few entanglements, which are neatly ironed out). Still, the screen-union of Dunne with the somewhat-malevolent Fred MacMurray never convinces--and when he speaks to her, it's always as if he had just inherited another daughter. Kay Swift wrote the simple, singalong tunes, Gigi Perreau and Natalie Wood are adorable as the youngsters, though the script never resolves the heroine's out-of-her-element predicament. Thus, the rosy ending doesn't quite wash. ** from ****


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