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Come Live with Me (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 31 January 1941 (USA)
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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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Adeline De Walt Reynolds at the age of 78. She would continue her career in film and television for another 20 years until her death at age 98 in 1961. 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

Immigration Inspector: I guess you like it here, don't you?
Johnny Jones: You don't ask somebody in heaven if they like the place.
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Referenced in Main Street on the March! (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

There is a Tavern in the Town
(1891) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by F.J. Adams
Played as background music in Ye Indian Inne
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more writing might have helped this pleasant movie
4 July 2006 | by cheesepleaseSee all my reviews

Jimmy, Hedy, goofy Ian Hunter, and "sensible" Verree Teasedale make a wonderful primary cast for this nice film. Unusually, I keep looking for more nuances each time I view it, hoping that there is more to the characters in facial nuances and body gestures. I think 5-10 minutes of additional dialogue to flesh out the characters and their relationships with each other would have helped this movie go beyond its superficiality. This is one of those films where I wonder what was cut from the script and what ended up on the cutting room floor. Clarence Brown directed a lot of fantastic films, so I'm guessing the script/story faults are partly from Virginia Van Upp (story) and Patterson McNutt (screenplay); who knows what the role producers at MGM had in trimming the movie for release.


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