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Elopement (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 November 1951 (USA)
Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad... See full summary »

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Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad. But, following her graduation dance, she finds herself in the arms of and in love with her psychology professor, Matt Reagan (William Lundigan), and they decide to elope, telling only her godfather. He, when the Osbornes discovering Jake missing, tells them of her plans. They descend furiously on the Reagans, only to find Matt's father, (Tom (Charles Bickford), equally upset at the news. The two families, with a great dislike for each other, start off for a marriage mill across the state line, and join forces when the Reagan car breaks down. Meanwhile, Jake and Matt quarrel and decide they have made a mistake and start for home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Cornelia tut das nicht  »

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Cheaper to Elope
15 April 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

As I write this review my brother is currently contemplating the cost of a big wedding for his oldest daughter and is thinking that it would be nice if she went and did like her younger sister did, go off and elope. After the surprise of Elopement there's a lot to be said for that option.

Elopement finds Clifton Webb and Margalo Gilmore in a huge tizzy over the fact that their newly graduated daughter Anne Francis is eloping with none other than her philosophy professor William Lundigan. They get a hold of his parents Charles Bickford and Evelyn Varden and find similar concern about suddenly getting a new daughter-in-law. As Lundigan and Francis travel to Deerfield, New Jersey to get married, the in-laws to be are also racing against time to get the young ones to reconsider. In tow is Francis's godfather Reginald Gardiner and Lundigan's little brother Tommy Rettig.

Although he tries hard William Lundigan is way too old for the part. It's even indicated that he had war service in World War II. And if young Rettig is his brother all I can say is that Varden must have been fertile for much longer than the natural span of things for women. Someone closer to Francis's age should have been cast.

Webb and Gardiner work well together having the same urbane and occasionally acerbic style. Too bad they didn't do more films together.

Elopement is definitely minor league Clifton Webb although his fans will like it.


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