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Louisa (1950)

Passed | | Comedy | 31 May 1950 (USA)
To her family's discomfiture, grandmother Louisa starts dating two men...a grocer and her son's boss.

Director:

Alexander Hall

Writer:

Stanley Roberts (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... Harold 'Hal' Norton
Charles Coburn ... Abel Burnside
Ruth Hussey ... Meg Norton
Edmund Gwenn ... Henry Hammond
Spring Byington ... Louisa Norton
Piper Laurie ... Cathy Norton
Scotty Beckett ... Jimmy Blake
Jimmy Hunt ... Chris Norton
Connie Gilchrist ... Housekeeper Gladys
Willard Waterman ... Dick Stewart
Marjorie Crossland Marjorie Crossland ... Lil Stewart (as Marjorie Crosland)
Martin Milner ... Bob Stewart
Terry Frost ... Stacy Walker - Square Dance Caller
Dave Willock ... Joe Collins - Cab Driver
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Storyline

The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The FUNNIEST thing that ever happened to a FAMILY (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luisa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In her 2011 autobiography, Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir, Piper Laurie revealed that she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan during the time they were filming this movie together. Reagan was in his 40s, while Laurie was still in her teens; in the movie, Reagan plays her father. See more »

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References Harvey (1950) See more »

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A love story with "mature" protagonists.
20 March 2000 | by bobj-3See all my reviews

This film about falling in love after 60 could have easily descended into sentimental sappiness, but its intelligently funny script and fine comedic acting by its principals keeps it light and heartwarming. Spring Byington is charmingly vivacious without losing her dignity; Edmund Gwenn is cherubic and wise as the grocer suitor, and Charles Coburn as his tycoon rival reveals once again why he was one of the best character actors in the business. Stars Ronald Reagan and Ruth Hussey do well with what is essentially strong supporting roles as Byington's put-upon son and daughter-in-law. All in all, an entertaining hour and a half.


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