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(1948)

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Movie debut of Debbie Reynolds.
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Edith Head's first time designing costumes for Bette Davis.
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Because the Dewey-Truman presidential race was going on during filming, one of Mary Wickes' lines was shot with both candidates names in it. The original print used Dewey as the winner. When Truman unexpectedly won, the other version was quickly printed and rushed to theaters.
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Bette Davis wanted Jack Carson or Dennis Morgan for the lead, but was convinced by the director and producer that Robert Montgomery had more box office appeal at the time.
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Debbie Reynolds stated in her memoirs that Doris Day appeared uncredited in this film as a bridesmaid, but there seems to be no record of it on studio call sheets.
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Fred Astaire was studio's first choice for Robert Montgomery role.
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The Brinker living room set was used for the final wedding scene between Doris Day and Errol Flynn in the 1949 film, "It's a great feeling."
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The recurring theme "The Love Nest" is from the 1920 Broadway show "Mary," but is best known as the theme of the "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950)_.
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The hallway and reception room of Carlton Towne's office were also used as the "Civic Opera Company" office in The Fountainhead (1949) that same year.
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Re-unites Bette Davis and Fay Bainter, who both won Oscars for their performances in Jezebel in 1938.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 29, 1949 with Bette Davis reprising her film role.
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As a result of the success of this film, Warner Brothers gave Bette Davis a new contract for four films at $10,285 per week ($104,000/wk in 2016), making her the highest paid woman in the U.S. at the time.
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Since water freezes at a higher temperature than alcohol, the hard cider Carey and Whitman were drinking would have been much, much stronger than usual.
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Portions of the Brinker living room set were used a year later in the Joan Crawford film Flamingo Road.
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Towne re-hires Carey at a raise of $200 per month, which equates to $2020.00 per month in 2016.
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The method for strengthening hard cider mentioned in this movie, was also referred to in W.C. Fields' movie, "The Man On The Flying Trapeze." Fields was arrested for making "Jersey Lightning" by freezing hard cider, which concentrates the alcohol by removing water.
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Thursday 16 August 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9), in Los Angeles Sunday 9 September 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Salt Lake City Friday 21 September 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Albuquerque Sunday 23 September 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Bellingham WA Friday 28 September 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12), and in Boston Tuesday 13 November 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4).
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Sandra Gould (uncredited) played opposite Robert Montgomery in this film. In the '60's, she plays the second Gladys Kravitz opposite Montgomery's daughter Elizabeth - a.k.a. Samantha.
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