Socially-conscious banker Thomas Dickson faces a crisis when his protégé is wrongly accused for robbing the bank, gossip of the robbery starts a bank run, and evidence suggests Dickson's wife had an affair...all in the same day.
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
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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 »
No, I'm not going to live Ma's life all over again, waiting on shore for a sailor who comes to land every three years. It's like being married to a salmon!
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It's a wonderful Bing Crosby (helped by Frank Capra)
"Here Comes the Groom" was a surprise when it was shown by TCM
recently. This film brings together two talented men, Frank Capra and
Bing Crosby. This light comedy, with some music, is seldom seen these
days, and it's a shame. Although not one of the best films of the
director, the film is entertaining and fun to watch.
The great achievement of Mr. Capra was the way he brought together a
fabulous cast that work well together. Bing Crosby shows why he was one
of the best performers of his time. He is always charming and generous
to his fellow players. The other surprise in the film is Jane Wyman.
Playing a light role she is delightfully playful as the woman who has
found a rich man who wants to make her his wife, but she is still in
love with the absent Pete Garvey, who just happens to reappear with two
cute war orphans that immediately "adopt" her as their mother.
The other principals, Franchot Tone and Alexis Smith, are in terrific
form. Ms. Smith, especially, is a delight to watch. It's a shame
Hollywood didn't give her better vehicles in which to shine. Mr. Tone
is suave as Wilbur Stanley, the millionaire who finds out in the worst
way, his bride-to-be is in love with another man.
Another coup of Mr. Capra is the way he brings a lot of those excellent
character actors that had worked with him in other films. Such is the
case with Charles Lane, H.B. Warner, Charlest Halton, among others.
There is a nice sequence that takes place in the plane that is bringing
Pete back to America in which he sings a number with Phil Harris, Frank
Fontaine, and Dorothy Lamour. Also in the early part of the film we saw
a young and beautiful Anna Maria Alberghetti singing.
"Here Comes the Groom" shows why Frank Capra was one of the best
directors, and it also helped that he had Bing Crosby on board.
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