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That Certain Feeling (1956)

| Comedy | July 1956 (USA)
When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for ... See full summary »

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Francis X. Dignan
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Dunreath Henry
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Larry Larkin
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Augusta aka Gussie
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Joe Wickes
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Al Capp
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Norman Taylor
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Sen. Winston
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When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secretary and soon-to-be wife. Written by laird-3

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ALL THE ALL-OUT LAUGHTER THAT MADE IT A SMASH HIT ON THE BROADWAY STAGE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Ich heirate meine Frau  »

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Trivia

"That Certain Feeling" originated on Broadway under its original title "King of Hearts" with Cloris Leachman and Jackie Cooper in the Saint and Hope roles. See more »

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Augusta aka Gussie: That certain feeling - that's what caused all the trouble around here.
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That Certain Feeling
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed during the opening credits by Pearl Bailey, later reprised by Bob Hope
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Feels Like Fun
3 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This well-acted mid-nineteen fifties comedy with its star-studded cast is engaging and full of funny lines and situations. In the case of Pearl Bailey, still looking young, slim and attractive in her late thirties, it is also well sung. Her humorous asides to Eva Marie Saint's character ("Are you all right, Honey?") as she serenades Dignan (Bob Hope) and Dunreith after dinner, in the role of their maid, Gussie, are very amusing. The song she sings is "Zing! went the strings of my heart." A very young Jerry Mathers will tug at your heartstrings as a little boy being adopted by a famous cartoonist. George Sanders acted the part of the self-deceiving and self-promoting cartoonist Larry Larkin to the limit and beyond, but it all comes together in this light-hearted and entertaining movie. One memorable scene has Bob Hope, with a ukulele and straw hat, sitting in a canoe on a very long sofa, preparing to sing the title tune. If you missed the film when it came out, it's well worth a look, fifty years later.


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