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It Happened to Jane (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  14 July 1959 (Denmark)
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Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

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Jane Osgood
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Harry Foster Malone
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Lawrence Clay 'Larry' Hall
Teddy Rooney ...
Billy Osgood
Russ Brown ...
Uncle Otis
Walter Greaza ...
Crawford Sloan
Parker Fennelly ...
Homer Bean
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Matilda Runyon
Philip Coolidge ...
Wilbur Peterson
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Selwyn Harris (as Casey Adams)
John Cecil Holm ...
Aaron Caldwell
Gina Gillespie ...
Betty Osgood
Dick Crockett ...
Clarence Runyon
Napoleon Whiting ...
Eugene - Waiter
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Jane Osgood is trying to support her two young children by running a lobster business. After one of her shipments is ruined by inattention at the railroad station, Jane decides to take on Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world". With the help of her lifelong friend - and lawyer - George Denham, Jane sues Malone for the price of her lobsters & her lost business. What she ends up with is a lot more than either of them bargained for. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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14 July 1959 (Denmark)  »

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Jane from Maine  »

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Jack Lemmon wrote that he thought this was a good, funny movie that didn't do well because of its "terrible title". He thought he and Doris Day had very good chemistry together, and he regretted that they never did another film. See more »

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When Old 97 leaves Cape Ann for the lobster run, a close-up of the locomotive's wheels shows them turning backwards. It then cuts to a longer shot, and the train is going forwards. See more »

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It Happened to Jane
Words and Music by Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
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I have seen this movie many times..Why?,,because, the most of it was filmed in Chester CT,,,,not Deep River or Essex. How do I know that? I grew up in that town,,,and can give many instances relating to that movie....the beginning of the movie,,when Doris Day goes to Jack Lemons office,,,was in Chester center, my parents owned the building where that scene was filmed. The meeting house scenes was located around the corner from my house. I spent hundreds of hours in that building as well as playing baseball in the open grass field with my brothers.... The time when Doris Day runs out of the meeting and Jack Lemon goes out in his car and catches up to her at a water fall. That area is next to the house I grew up in, and spent many hours on hot summers day playing on and near that waterfall.. The last scene of the movie, with the fire truck, was filmed in Chester Center. The fire truck was turned over the town fire department (Chester Hose Company) after the filming was finished and served the town over 25 years.

I could go on and on, loved the seeing the movie in part, because of all the memories it brings back and about every 5 years, the town holds a movie festival and shows that movie in the meeting house. It was a fun event for all who attends. To this day, some of the locals who had bit parts in the movie show up to shine once again.

Thanks for listening. Please write back if you have any comments or questions Gary


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