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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 overview, first billed only:
Peter 'Pete' Garvey
Emmadel Jones
Winifred Stanley
Wilbur Stanley
William 'Pa' Jones
George Degnan
Jacques Gencel ...
Bobby (as Jacky Gencel)
Uncle Elihu
Nicholas Joy ...
Uncle Prentiss
Connie Gilchrist ...
Ma Jones
Uncle Adam
Mr. McGonigle
Mrs. McGonigle
Walter Godfrey


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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Release Date:

20 September 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

You Belong to Me  »

Box Office


$2,117,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 15, 1952 with Jane Wyman reprising her film role. See more »


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 »


Emmadel Jones: 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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Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Performed by Bing Crosby
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Here Comes a Grin
27 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like fun, whimsical, mostly predicable plots that involve a couple of well-known stars, then pop in Here Comes the Groom. Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman aren't exactly Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, but they definitely made a great team in this Capra vehicle. It doesn't matter this is a patchwork quilt of other movie plots, (The Philadelphia Story, for instance,which der Bingle did his own way with Grace Kelly), it's a cute little bit of cinema fun that had me grinning and even out right laughing in parts. Some will slice and dice the movie for editing and extraneous bits, yet movies from this era, as ones from today, were sometimes supposed to be fluff. So enjoy this one in the cool, cool, cool of the evening, or any time you want a lift and a smile.

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