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A Likely Story (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 19 April 1947 (USA)
A shell-shocked young GI mistakenly believes he is dying, and a young artist takes it upon herself to prove to him that he's not.

Director:

H.C. Potter

Writers:

Bess Boyle (as Bess Taffel), Alexander G. Kenedi (suggested by a story by) (as Alexander Kenedi)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Williams ... Bill
Barbara Hale ... Vickie
Lanny Rees Lanny Rees ... Jamie
Sam Levene ... Louie
Dan Tobin ... Phil Bright
Nestor Paiva ... Tiny
Max Willenz Max Willenz ... Mr. Slepoff
Henry Kulky ... Tremendo
Robin Raymond ... Ticket Girl
Mary Young ... Little Old Lady
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Storyline

Bill Baker, a shell-shocked World War Two veteran, mistakenly believes he has only six months to live, plans to commit suicide. As he is about to jump off a bridge he meets a young artist, Vickie North, who is also planning suicide. They talk each other out of the idea and decide to face life together. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Lady, your intentions are showing!

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Delicioso Engano See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is first movie Bill Williams and Barbara Hale made together after their marriage in 1946. They were married over 46 years until his death in '92. See more »

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Opening credits are shown on a blank artist's easel. See more »

Connections

References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

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great cinematography, solid cast, story works, but too stagey and never really works
2 January 2016 | by stonethrower88See all my reviews

Barbara Hale is a central character who is trying to find success as an artist. Unfortunately no one likes her paintings. She meets an ex-GI who is trying to kill himself and the mob gets involved as well.

Supposed to be a madcap comedy and moves at the pace of a good comedy but none of it is very funny,

Looks expensive with plenty of beautiful sets. but the dialogue comes out like everyone is playing a part and it's difficult to believe or sympathize with any of them.

I found myself looking to turn it off after about 20-30 minutes. It never seems to gel into an interesting story. Just wanders around looking for the hook that never arrives.

perhaps this was intended as a loss leader to save taxes at the end of the year.


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