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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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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!

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Comedy

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Trivia

Lt. Victor O'Leary is depicted as working at the Strand Theatre in New York City. Not coincidentally, it was owned by Warner Bros. at the time. Also when O'Leary is first seen, the Warner Bros.'s "Merry Melodies" cartoon theme can be clearly heard in the background. See more »

Quotes

Fred Taylor: Why, general, what happened to you? Have you had an accident?
Phyllis McKinley: [Has a taped lens on his glasses and a crushed hat] I was attacked by a drunken usher in the men's room of the Strand Theater.
Fred Taylor: No?
Phyllis McKinley: He broke my glasses, and look at this hat.
Fred Taylor: But, why? Why did he do it?
Phyllis McKinley: I don't know why. He asked me whether I'd ever been to West Point. I said that I had, and he seemed pleasant enough. I thought he was going to ask me about the football team. That's what they usually ask. And then he jumped on me.
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Referenced in Cinerama Adventure (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Someone to Watch Over Me
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
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A clever comedy with a good cast
23 January 2014 | by thatpageguySee all my reviews

Just saw this today on TCM and really enjoyed it. While the story was in some ways like an extended TV sitcom plot, it was very clever. It kept me smiling and I got at least one big laugh and several smaller ones from this movie. It involves servicemen returning from WWII, problems the war created for separated lovers, and how a little lie escalates to cause big problems. Most of the movie takes place in just a couple of locations making me wonder if it was originally written as a play. The movie had a very good cast. I always have liked Jack Carson and Ronald Reagan had a good touch for this comedy. There were a number of other familiar faces like Edward Arnold and Wayne Morris who were very dependable actors. And the guy who played the general must have been on dozens of TV shows in the 50's through the 70's. While I wouldn't rush out to buy the DVD, it certainly is worth a look on TV. BTW, it wasn't listed in my older version of Maltin's Movie Guide which seems like a curious omission.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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