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John Loves Mary (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 June 1949 (Mexico)
A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

Director:

David Butler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... John Lawrence
Jack Carson ... Fred Taylor
Wayne Morris ... Lt. Victor O'Leary
Edward Arnold ... Sen. James McKinley
Virginia Field ... Lilly Herbish
Katharine Alexander ... Phyllis McKinley
Paul Harvey ... Gen. Biddle
Ernest Cossart ... Oscar Dugan
Patricia Neal ... Mary McKinley
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Storyline

A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

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The Stage Smash on the Screen With All Its Blushes!

Genres:

Comedy

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Trivia

"Someone to Watch Over Me," written by George and Ira Gershwin, was used as the main theme song. Warner Bros. had acquired the rights to the entire Gershwin catalogue in 1944 in preparation for their biopic Rhapsody in Blue (1945). See more »

Quotes

Phyllis McKinley: Mary, do you ever think of anything and then decide not to say it?
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Connections

References Adventures of Don Juan (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnnie Comes Marching Home
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Louis Lambert
Played when John is in the phone booth
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Not quite there...
8 January 2020 | by tles7See all my reviews

Overall, a good cast. This was obviously a much better play as the dialogue suffers from the restrictive censorship code of the time. Patricia Neal's debut demonstrates why she was never known for light comedy. The most curious thing is that the budget is listed as $1.3 million. How is that possible? Similar movies of the day weren't even close to that budget.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1949 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido Faz das Suas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,346,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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