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Young Man with Ideas (1952)

A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

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Maxwell Webster
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Julie Webster
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Dorianne Gray
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Joyce Laramie
Donna Corcoran ...
Caroline Webster
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Edmund Jethrow
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Mrs. Jarvis Gilpin
Bobby Diamond ...
Willis Gilpin
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Rodwell 'Brick' Davis
Dick Wessel ...
Eddie Tasling
Carl Milletaire ...
Tux Cullery
Curtis Cooksey ...
Judge Jennings
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Punchy (as Karl Davis)
Fay Roope ...
Kyle Thornhill
John Call ...
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A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

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2 May 1952 (USA)  »

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Young Man in a Hurry  »

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Great cast... a low-key comedy gem!
23 May 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford renders his usual brand of under-played finesse in "Young Man With Ideas." Fortunately these roles offer a departure from earlier assignments for both he and his leading lady. With polished style Ford woos the audience to embrace Maxwell Webster, a shy "every-man" who longs to break free of a dismal law career in Montana. His wife Julie is delivered with verve by the competent Ruth Roman. Equipped with her trademark upturned collars Roman blossoms as an apt comedienne sidekick to Ford's straight man. Nina Foch perfectly balances this picture injecting some much needed sexual energy as Joyce Laramie a cool "blonde with a brain" law student. Standout supports include Denise Darcel playing Dorianne Gray, a broad lounge act (or a lounge act broad) singing "I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)." The beloved Mary Wickes pops in nearly tearing the scenery from it's hinges, as a kooky stage-mom neighbor she takes only her budding child-star Son as prisoner.

In what otherwise may have been a ho-hum movie given the ordinary A minus treatment, this dusty gem shines like a new penny under expert direction of Mitchell Leisen, a largely well-paced screenplay by Arthur Sheekman and a stalwart cast.


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