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Here Comes the Groom -- A singing journalist has to find a wife quickly so that he can bring two war orphans into the States.  His ex-fiancee is about to marry a rich man but can't resist the charms of the journalist and the orphans.


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Release Date:
20 September 1951 (USA) See more »
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 3 nominations See more »
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It's a wonderful Bing Crosby (helped by Frank Capra) See more (20 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bing Crosby ... Peter 'Pete' Garvey

Jane Wyman ... Emmadel Jones

Alexis Smith ... Winifred Stanley

Franchot Tone ... Wilbur Stanley
James Barton ... William 'Pa' Jones
Robert Keith ... George Degnan
Jacques Gencel ... Bobby (as Jacky Gencel)

H.B. Warner ... Uncle Elihu

Beverly Washburn ... Suzi
Nicholas Joy ... Uncle Prentiss
Connie Gilchrist ... Ma Jones

Ian Wolfe ... Uncle Adam
Walter Catlett ... Mr. McGonigle

Ellen Corby ... Mrs. McGonigle

Alan Reed ... Walter Godfrey
James Burke ... O'Neill, Policeman
Minna Gombell ... Mrs. Godfrey
Irving Bacon ... Baines, Butler

Howard Freeman ... Governor
Ted Thorpe ... Paul Pipitt
Maidel Turner ... Aunt Abby
Art Baker ... Radio Announcer

Anna Maria Alberghetti ... Theresa
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Appel ... Marcel Lily (uncredited)
Patty Lou Arden ... Bobby Soxer (uncredited)

Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong (uncredited)
Sam Bagley ... Guest at Rehersal (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Anne Beck ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Patti Bell ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Mary Benoit ... Guest (uncredited)
Mimi Berry ... Bridesmaid / Guest (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Hazel Boyne ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Magazine Photographer (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
John F. Bray ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... First Chauffeur (uncredited)
Ivan Browning ... Dino, the 2nd Chauffeur (uncredited)
Joe Byran ... Reporter (uncredited)
Rosalee Calvert ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Charles D. Campbell ... Usher (uncredited)
Jean Carnera ... Orphan (uncredited)
Sue Casey ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Alain Cavania ... Orphan (uncredited)
Evelyn Ceder ... Guest (uncredited)
André Charlot ... French Doctor (uncredited)
Beulah Christian ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Les Clark ... Usher / Steward (uncredited)
Lorraine Clark ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Nancy Clark ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Florence Clayton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Connie Conrad ... Seamstress (uncredited)
James Cornell ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Betty Corner ... Seamstress (uncredited)
Fred Cuellar ... Orphan (uncredited)
Isabel Cushin ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Cass Daley ... Cass Daley (uncredited)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Aunt Amy (uncredited)
Neal Dodd ... Priest (uncredited)
Mike Donovan ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Alphonso DuBois ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Don Dunning ... Passenger on Airplane (uncredited)
June Earle ... Guest (uncredited)
Estelle Etterre ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Charles Evans ... Mayor, Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Passenger on Airplane (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... Passenger on Airplane (uncredited)
Fred Fichter ... Orphan (uncredited)
Gwenn Fields ... Neighbor (uncredited)
James Finlayson ... Drunken Sailor / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Emmadel's Friend at Bridal Shower (uncredited)
Frank Fontaine ... Crazy Gugenheim (uncredited)
George Ford ... Usher (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Diane Garrett ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Mae Louise Gentry ... Orphan (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ... Usher (uncredited)
June Glory ... Guest (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ... Usher (uncredited)
Marion Gray ... Maid (uncredited)
Andre Guy ... Orphan (uncredited)
Claude Guy ... Orphan (uncredited)

Frank Hagney ... Passenger on Airplane (uncredited)
Robert Haines ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Charles Halton ... Cusick (uncredited)
Charmienne Harker ... Guest (uncredited)

Phil Harris ... Phil Harris (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)

Jimmy Hawkins ... McGonigle Boy (uncredited)
Timmy Hawkins ... McGonigle Boy (uncredited)
June Hedin ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Dolly Jarvis ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Howard Joslin ... Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Lola Kendrick ... Guest (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Karen Kester ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Ann Kunde ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jocelyn Lachanne ... Orphan (uncredited)

Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour (uncredited)

Charles Lane ... FBI Agent Ralph Burchard (uncredited)
Michele Lange ... French Matron (uncredited)
Charles LaVere ... Wedding Rehearsal Pianist (uncredited)
Vernon Lenhardt ... Orphan (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Husband on Airplane (uncredited)
Warren Mace ... Usher (uncredited)
Maurice Martinoli ... Orphan (uncredited)
Anthony Mazzola ... Orphan (uncredited)

Patty McCormack ... Orphan (uncredited)

Walter McGrail ... Newsreel Director (uncredited)
Stanley McKay ... Bit Role (uncredited)
William Meader ... Reporter (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... French Mailman (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Drunken Sailor on Stairs / Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Four Hits and a Miss ... Group (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ... Customs Immigration Official (uncredited)
Lyle Moraine ... Bridegroom / Pilot (uncredited)
Odette Myrtil ... Gray Lady (uncredited)
Carol Nugent ... McGonigle Girl (uncredited)
Judy Nugent ... McGonigle Girl (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Stanley Orr ... 2nd Butler (uncredited)
Suzanne Orrick ... Orphan (uncredited)
Christian Pasques ... Orphan (uncredited)
Christel Pelka ... Orphan (uncredited)
Angos Perez ... Orphan (uncredited)
Giovanna Piazza ... Orphan (uncredited)
Nita Pike ... Magazine Photographer (uncredited)
Ed Randolph ... Photographer (uncredited)
Joe Recht ... Florist (uncredited)
Robert Rich ... Usher (uncredited)
Jack Roberts ... Steward.Photographer (uncredited)

Kasey Rogers ... Maid (uncredited)
Peter Roman ... Orphan (uncredited)
Connie Russo ... Orphan (uncredited)
Frances Sandford ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Usher (uncredited)
Warren Schannon ... McGonigle Boy (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Betty Seland ... Guest (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Wife on Airplane (uncredited)
Lynn Starr ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Dress Designer (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ... Express Photographer (uncredited)

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Messenger (uncredited)
Frank Tarallo ... Orphan (uncredited)
Lucia Tarallo ... Orphan (uncredited)
Marie Thomas ... Stewardess (uncredited)
Kathryn Towne ... Guest (uncredited)
Peter Troiekouroff ... Orphan (uncredited)
Audrey Washburn ... Neighbor (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Esther - Secretary (uncredited)
Douglas Wright ... Official (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Capra 
Writing credits
Robert Riskin  story and treatment "You Belong to Me" and
Liam O'Brien  story

Virginia Van Upp  and
Liam O'Brien  and
Myles Connolly 

Barney Dean  uncredited
Charles Hoffman  uncredited
Arthur Sheekman  uncredited

Produced by
Irving Asher .... associate producer
Frank Capra .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Emile Kuri 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Geraldine Cole .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Harry Caplan .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director (as Arthur S. Black)
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Harry D. Mills .... sound recordist (as Harry Mills)
Special Effects by
Gordon Jennings .... special effects
Paul K. Lerpae .... special effects (as Paul Lerpae)
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Wanda Crellin .... stunts (uncredited)
Clara Mortensen .... stunts (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph J. Lilley .... musical director
Van Cleave .... special orchestral arranger
Other crew
Charles O'Curran .... dance director
James Vincent .... dialogue director
Wanda Crellin .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Clara Mortensen .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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113 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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 »
Continuity: 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!See more »
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Referenced in Casting By (2012)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
It's a wonderful Bing Crosby (helped by Frank Capra), 24 May 2006
Author: jotix100 from New York

"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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