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Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 September 1951 (USA)
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Director:

Frank Capra

Writers:

Robert Riskin (story and treatment "You Belong to Me"), Liam O'Brien (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Peter 'Pete' Garvey
Jane Wyman ... Emmadel Jones
Alexis Smith ... Winifred Stanley
Franchot Tone ... Wilbur Stanley
James Barton ... William 'Pa' Jones
Robert Keith ... George Degnan
Jacques Gencel Jacques Gencel ... Bobby (as Jacky Gencel)
H.B. Warner ... Uncle Elihu
Beverly Washburn ... Suzi
Nicholas Joy ... Uncle Prentiss
Connie Gilchrist ... Ma Jones
Ian Wolfe ... Uncle Adam
Walter Catlett ... Mr. McGonigle
Ellen Corby ... Mrs. McGonigle
Alan Reed ... Walter Godfrey
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Storyline

Pete Garvey, foreign correspondent, has been running an impromptu adoption agency for war orphans in Paris, when an ultimatum from his erstwhile fiancée Emmadel Jones draws him back to Boston, complete with two adopted orphans to melt her heart. Too late! She's now engaged to rich, handsome Wilbur Stanley. And if Pete's not married within five days, he loses the kids. He'll have to work fast... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Belong to Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,117,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" was the fourth song performed by Bing Crosby in a film that went on to win the Academy Award for Best Song. See more »

Goofs

When Winifred seeks shelter in Garvey's home, George is on the phone. In a close-up, the phone is to his ear, but in the next medium shot, the phone is hung up, and he picks up the receiver again. See more »

Quotes

Husband on Airplane: [Complaining about fellow passenger Bing Crosby's singing on plane] Oh... There they go again ! Don't these actors ever stop making noises?
Wife on Airplane: They're USO people. They sing for soldiers.
Husband on Airplane: Soldiers can shoot back. They've got guns.
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Connections

Referenced in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

MISTO CRISTOFO COLUMBO
Written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Performed by Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour, Louis Armstrong, Cass Daley,
Phil Harris, Frank Fontaine
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Here Comes a Grin
27 March 2009 | by wordsmith_57See all my reviews

If you like fun, whimsical, mostly predicable plots that involve a couple of well-known stars, then pop in Here Comes the Groom. Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman aren't exactly Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, but they definitely made a great team in this Capra vehicle. It doesn't matter this is a patchwork quilt of other movie plots, (The Philadelphia Story, for instance,which der Bingle did his own way with Grace Kelly), it's a cute little bit of cinema fun that had me grinning and even out right laughing in parts. Some will slice and dice the movie for editing and extraneous bits, yet movies from this era, as ones from today, were sometimes supposed to be fluff. So enjoy this one in the cool, cool, cool of the evening, or any time you want a lift and a smile.


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