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Elopement (1951)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 November 1951 (USA)
Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writer:

Bess Boyle (as Bess Taffel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clifton Webb ... Howard Osborne
Anne Francis ... Jacqueline 'Jake' Osborne
Charles Bickford ... Tom Reagan
William Lundigan ... Matt Reagan
Reginald Gardiner ... Roger Evans
Evelyn Varden ... Millie Reagan
Margalo Gillmore ... Claire Osborne
Tommy Rettig ... Daniel Reagan
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Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad. But, following her graduation dance, she finds herself in the arms of and in love with her psychology professor, Matt Reagan (William Lundigan), and they decide to elope, telling only her godfather. He, when the Osbornes discovering Jake missing, tells them of her plans. They descend furiously on the Reagans, only to find Matt's father, (Tom (Charles Bickford), equally upset at the news. The two families, with a great dislike for each other, start off for a marriage mill across the state line, and join forces when the Reagan car breaks down. Meanwhile, Jake and Matt quarrel and decide they have made a mistake and start for home. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 November 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cornelia tut das nicht See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First of two films, the second being Dreamboat (1952), to feature Clifton Webb and Anne Francis playing father and daughter. See more »

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References Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) See more »

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Annoying
15 September 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A great director, a wonderful cast, a skilled director of photography and lots of studio gloss results in a stinker of a movie, redeemed only by Clifton Webb's mugging and one medium-sized interaction by Evelyn Varden and Margalo Gillmore as they discuss small children. Otherwise this script is too studio bound, with the more interesting players stuffed into a car and Anne Francis -- looking gorgeous as always and particularly and appropriately vivacious, is stuck with William Lundigan, one of the more uninteresting leading men of the era.

This is a great pity as I went in hoping and expecting to like this movie. But the script is pretty much of a stinker.


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