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Come Live with Me (1941)

Seeking US citizenship, a Viennese refugee arranges a marriage of convenience with a struggling writer.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Patterson McNutt (screenplay), Virginia Van Upp (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Stewart ... Bill Smith
Hedy Lamarr ... Johnny Jones
Ian Hunter ... Barton Kendrick
Verree Teasdale ... Diana Kendrick
Donald Meek ... Joe Darsie
Barton MacLane ... Barney Grogan
Edward Ashley ... Arnold Stafford
Ann Codee ... Yvonne
King Baggot ... Doorman
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Grandma (as Adeline de Walt Reynolds)
Frank Orth ... Jerry
Frank Faylen ... Waiter
Horace McMahon ... Taxi Driver (as Horace MacMahon)
Greta Meyer ... Frieda
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Storyline

Illegal immigrant and showgirl Johnny Jones is due to be deported from the USA, her only hope is to get married, but her rich publisher boyfriend Barton Kendrick is already married! She meets down-on-his-luck author, Bill Smith, and proposes a marriage of convenience in order to remain in the country, but Bill has more ambitious ideas. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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How To Woo An Unkissed Bride! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aviomies käteisellä See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hedy Lamarr may be the only screen actor to be in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. She was inducted in 2014 along with former Hollywood composer George Antheil. At the start of World War II, the two invented a frequency hopping technique that could be used by the Allies to prevent jamming of torpedo guidance systems. Apparently, it wasn't used by the U.S. until 1962, but later became an important aspect for wireless communications. The inventors received no compensation for their discovery. The original 1942 patent expired and the technique became part of the public domain. See more »

Goofs

When Bill exits the garage with his new car, the feet of the camera crew can be seen reflected on the car. See more »

Quotes

Grandma: Sit down, Miss Jones. There where I can see you.
Johnny Jones: Thank you.
Grandma: Pretty, aren't you?
Johnny Jones: [embarrassed] oh!
Grandma: Never mind me. When you get old, time is too precious to waste. If people are pretty, you tell them so. And you're pretty.
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Soundtracks

William Tell Overture
(1828) (uncredited)
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Excerpts played as background music during the opening scene
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wonderful, romantic movie - a must for your collection
11 January 2001 | by switthausSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful Jimmy Stewart and Hedy Lamarr movie. Very romantic and sentimental. Jimmy Stewart's grandma in the movie is priceless. A must for your collection - not available to buy; however, sometimes comes on American Movie Classics. I have had a recording of it for years. It's one of my favorites.


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