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It Happens Every Thursday (1953)

 -  Comedy  -  22 April 1953 (USA)
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A New York couple takes over a small town newspaper.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jane MacAvoy
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Bob MacAvoy
Frank McHugh ...
Fred Hawley
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Jake
Gregg Palmer ...
Chet Dunne (as Palmer Lee)
Harvey Grant ...
Steve MacAvoy
Jimmy Conlin ...
Matthew
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Mrs. Eva Spatch
Willard Waterman ...
Myron Trout
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Mrs. Lucinda Holmes
Edith Evanson ...
Mrs. Peterson
Edward Clark ...
Homer
Kathryn Card ...
Mrs. Dow
Eddy Waller ...
James Bartlett
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Mayor Hull
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New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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based on novel

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22 April 1953 (USA)  »

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Disappointingly flat
22 August 2001 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

It Happens Every Thursday seems to have all the elements in place for a classic comedy along the lines of "The Egg And I." Urbanites Forsythe and Young take over a newspaper in a small town, then get involved in a local scandal of sorts. Forsythe, the handsome urban sophisticate should be perfect for the part, but his lines come off forced. And, he has no chemistry with Loretta Young at all. A few of the gags work well, but most fall tediously flat. Given the presence of Frank McHugh, Edgar Buchanan, Gladys George and others in a marvelous supporting cast, the results are very disappointing.


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