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Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

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Cast

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Peter 'Pete' Garvey
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Emmadel Jones
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Winifred Stanley
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Wilbur Stanley
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William 'Pa' Jones
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George Degnan
Jacques Gencel ...
Bobby (as Jacky Gencel)
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Uncle Elihu
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Suzi
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Uncle Prentiss
Connie Gilchrist ...
Ma Jones
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Uncle Adam
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Mr. McGonigle
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Mrs. McGonigle
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Walter Godfrey
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Pete Garvey, foreign correspondent, has been running an impromptu adoption agency for war orphans in Paris, when an ultimatum from his erstwhile fiancée Emmadel Jones draws him back to Boston, complete with two adopted orphans to melt her heart. Too late! She's now engaged to rich, handsome Wilbur Stanley. And if Pete's not married within five days, he loses the kids. He'll have to work fast... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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20 September 1951 (USA)  »

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You Belong to Me  »

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$2,117,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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James Finlayson's uncredited cameo as a drunk was his final film role. See more »

Goofs

When Winifred seeks shelter in Garvey's home, George is on the phone. In a close-up, the phone is to his ear, but in the next medium shot, the phone is hung up, and he picks up the receiver again. See more »

Quotes

Baines: Shall I break your egg, Sir?
Pa Jones: No thank you. I have me own teeth!
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Featured in Paramount Presents (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

MISTO CRISTOFO COLUMBO
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Performed by Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Louis Armstrong, Cass Daley,
Phil Harris, Frank Fontaine
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Here Comes the Groom Comes Loads of Fun ****
22 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman vehicle. No wonder the two were used again the following year in "Just for You."

Wyman needed a break after such heavy dramas as "Johnny Belinda," and "The Blue Veil." This was a perfect movie for her, playing the tired fiancée of Bing (Pete Garvey). Fed up waiting for him from returning from France as a foreign correspondent, she agrees to marry her boss, Franchot Tone, worth $40 million.

The 2 adorable children that Bing brings to America provide charm and elegance. There is always Connie Gilchrist, who brings her charm by doing what she knows best- playing a common woman full of love and joy. She is glad that the wedding is over, even though it didn't go her way, because she can now take off her corset. That was Gilchrist for you.

The big surprise of the movie is Alexis Smith, who nearly steals it. She is a riot as Tone's 4th neglected cousin. Spurred on by Crosby, to win Tone away from Wyman, she provided side-splitting hysterics in the film.

The film makes us remember that it was impossible for single people to adopt children. With the Oscar winning song, In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening, the film is an absolute hit in so many ways.


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