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Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 19 August 1950 (USA)
Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

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George Marshall

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Lou Breslow (screenplay), Doris Anderson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Kay
Fred MacMurray ... Chris
William Demarest ... Mears
Andy Devine ... Orvie
Gigi Perreau ... Tina
Natalie Wood ... Nan
Philip Ober ... Jed
Jack Kirkwood Jack Kirkwood ... Papa Dude
Ann Doran ... Jean
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Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get married, and leave for his ranch in the west. Her friends warn her of an early disillusionment with life on a ranch, far away from the glitter and bright lights of Broadway. Kay makes one difficulty adjustment after another, as the ranch is presided over by Chris's kids, and an incident occurs with a neighbor that prompts Kay to return to her glamorous life in New York. But she soon finds her heart is with Chris and his children. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Share My Love See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Irene Dunne replaced Myrna Loy. See more »

Goofs

Opening scene takes place in a rodeo arena somewhere outside Manhattan, but surrounding terrain of flat dusty land, palm trees and mountains is obviously someplace in the West. See more »

Quotes

Jed: [to Kay] Baby, you look like a bad review come to life.
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Soundtracks

Sagebrush Lullaby
by Kay Swift
Sung by Irene Dunne (uncredited)
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That inappropriate title says it all...a complete waste of time...
19 May 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

IRENE DUNNE, for some strange reason, is called "Buckshot" by her cowboy husband FRED MacMURRAY. That alone is supposed to be funny and endearing. Not.

Too bad that after the smash success of films like LIFE WITH FATHER, Irene Dunne was so desperate for good parts that she agreed to settle for a film like this--tedious, predictable, banal sort of comedy that struggles manfully to be funny by putting her through some slapstick paces that are about as funny as a stubbed toe.

Occasionally there's a lull in the proceedings that gives Dunne and MacMurray a chance to remind us that they're still the same old likable stars. But then the script takes over again and forces them to play a series of unlikely scenes.

For good measure, they have two obnoxious girls (played by a plain looking Natalie Wood who clearly did have an awkward stage, and Gigi Perreau). They add nothing to the charm or situations which strain for laughs. One of the comedic highlights is supposedly when Dunne shoots a neighbor's pet bull. You get my drift.

You can skip this one. Even the presence of two top-flight stars can't save it from being the most inappropriately titled comedy of the decade.


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