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It Had to Be You (1947)

A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

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Norman Panama (screen play), Melvin Frank (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Victoria Stafford
Cornel Wilde ... George McKesson / Johnny Blaine
Percy Waram ... Mr. Horace Stafford
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Martha Stafford
Ron Randell ... Oliver H.P. Harrington
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Ned Harrington
Charles Evans ... Dr. Parkinson
Billy Bevan ... Evans - the Butler (as William Bevan)
Frank Orth ... Train Conductor Brown
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Duncan ... John (scenes deleted)
Vera Lewis ... Mrs. Brown (scenes deleted)
Oscar O'Shea ... Irish Neighborhood Watchman (scenes deleted)
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A woman is noted for leaving her bridegrooms at the altar until a dashing fireman walks into her life.

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Until he sent those little hot shivers shooting down to her toes... she thought it was a dream!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Found a Dream See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the proceedings, Victoria is referred to as being born 26 years earlier; Ginger Rogers was actually 36 years old at the time. See more »

Goofs

The ticket for the baseball game, dated July 26, 1947, shows the Yankees opponent as Washington (Senators), when in reality they played the Chicago White Sox that day... and lost. See more »

Quotes

George McKesson: How!
[kisses Victoria]
Victoria Stafford: And how!
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Connections

Followed by It Had to Be You (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Not necessarily a bad outing for Rogers...
12 January 2009 | by moviedude1See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers stars as a pending bride who's noted for leaving her suitor(s) at the altar. But this time, she's sure of her decision...until a new suitor, literally, shows up in her dreams.

Although I don't believe something like this could REALLY happen, I was in the mood for something light and I ended up watching this. I've never been a big fan of the old movies, but I saw "Chicago" with Gere, Zellweger, and Zeta-Jones and then saw the film "Roxie Hart" (1927) with Ginger Rogers, and kind of liked the campy comedy that this film portrayed, so I keep an eye out for her on TCM and whenever I stumble across one of her films, I try and watch them. As I said, I don't believe the premise of the film could ever happen, but the way Ginger looks at Cornel Wilde is believable and, although it's probably with more infatuation than love, I know every guy wishes for a girl to look at him that way.

The story won't necessarily keep you enthralled, but your wondering how they're gonna get out of this predicament will! 8 out of 10 stars!


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