6.0/10
330
13 user 1 critic

The Big Hangover (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 26 May 1950 (USA)
A law school graduate is hired by a top law firm but hides from them a secret about a problem he has--he is so allergic to alcohol that one whiff of it and he passes out like a light.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Conspirator (1949)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Cold-War London, young American Melinda Greyton marries British Army Major Michael Curragh who is a Communist spy working for the Soviets.

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Flemyng
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The dancing teacher Anastasia falls in love with the smart theatre agent Jud. He likes her, too, but does not want to give up his solo life at all. Thus she plans a trap for him...

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Larry Parks, Elizabeth Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hyperactive teenager Judy challenges and is challenged by her overly proper parents, pesky brother Randolph, and boyfriend Oogie.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Wallace Beery, Jane Powell, Elizabeth Taylor
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas
Beau Brummell (1954)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter Ustinov
Rhapsody (1954)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A rich, young beauty, Louise Durant, follows the man she loves and hopes to marry to Zurich where he studies violin at the conservatory. A piano student at the conservatory falls madly in ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Vittorio Gassman, John Ericson
Cynthia (1947)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sickly girl finds an outlet in music.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, George Murphy, S.Z. Sakall
The Go Getter (1937)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be ... See full summary »

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: George Brent, Anita Louise, Charles Winninger
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A penniless woman meets a strange girl who insists she is her long-lost mother, and becomes enmeshed in a web of deception, and perhaps madness, in this powerful psychological thriller.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Mitchum, Mia Farrow
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

War hero recovers from amnesia & is confronted by his criminal past.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
John Belney
...
Martha Belney
...
...
...
Kate Mahoney
...
Charles Parkford
...
...
Gordon Richards ...
Williams, the Chauffeur
...
Mr. Rumlie
...
Samuel C. Long
...
Steve Hughes
Edit

Storyline

A law school graduate is hired by a top law firm but doesn't tell them about a problem he has--he's so allergic to alcohol that one whiff of it and he passes out like a light. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

alcohol | secret | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Van's New Girl - What a Dish!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 May 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drink to Me Only  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,026,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The second "adult" role for Elizabeth Taylor even though she was only 17 years old during production. MGM billed Conspirator (1949) as her first. See more »

Quotes

David Muldon: Why couldn't I just have gotten shot in the war, like everybody else?
See more »

Connections

References The Lost Weekend (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Sleepy Time Gal
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting and Ange Lorenzo
Lyrics by Ray Egan and Joseph R. Alden
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Big Hangover ** Sleep this One Off
25 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that just 4 years after this ridiculous film, Johnson and Taylor costarred in the memorable "The Last Time I Saw Paris." That was a picture.

The problem with this film is that the sub-plot would have made the ideal plot. A Chinese doctor is refused admission into his apartment due to racism and bigotry. This would have made for a fascinating problem especially in an era when the movies was searching for relevant social problems of the period.

Instead, we are given an inane film where every time Johnson even sips a drink, he goes absolutely bonkers. Come to think of it, this is insulting to people who have drinking problems.

Taylor talks in a voice that was appropriate for "National Velvet" but certainly not 6 years later when she was older.

Any decent acting here is done by veteran pro Leon Ames, as a city official. His one scene stealer towards the end is memorable.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page