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Just for You (1952)

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Stephen Vincent Benet (story "Famous"), Robert Carson
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Jordan Blake
Jane Wyman ... Carolina Hill
Ethel Barrymore ... Alida De Bronkhart
Robert Arthur ... Jerry Blake (as Bob Arthur)
Natalie Wood ... Barbara Blake
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. Angevine
Ben Lessy ... Georgie Polansky
Regis Toomey ... Mr. Hodges
Art Smith ... Leo
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... David McKenzie
Willis Bouchey ... Hank Ross
Herb Vigran ... George - Jordan's Chauffeur (as Herbert Vigran)
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Terence
Robert Rockwell ... John Ransome
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Raymond
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late? Written by Kelly

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JUST FOR YOU is loaded with Gorgeous Gals, Wonderful Songs and Big Production Numbers in Color by TECHNICOLOR!


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Julie Newmar's film debut. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Blake: Daddy, if a person is well-bred, she's never drunk.
Jordan Blake: Is that so?
Barbara Blake: Ordinary people drink because they can't measure up to life. But well-bred people drink because, well, because life can't measure up to them. Mrs Angevine explained it to me.
Jordan Blake: Mrs. Angevine's got a hollow leg.
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Soundtracks

Checkin' My Heart
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Performed by Jane Wyman
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Bing Under The Live Oak Tree
22 May 2004 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This is the second of two films Bing Crosby partnered with Jane Wyman after their stunning success in Here Comes The Groom. This time Paramount gave them color and Ethel Barrymore and the results are a treat.

Bing's a successful stage actor who's about to marry his leading lady, Jane Wyman, when he discovers he's got a communication problem with his two kids. Daughter Natalie Wood wants to get into an exclusive girl's school and son Robert Arthur misreads some signals and starts crushing big time on Wyman.

Ethel Barrymore is headmistress of the school and she helps Crosby solve his daughter's problems. His son, after writing a love ballad for Wyman, is rebuffed and joins the Air Force. All is righted in the end and in the usual Crosby charming way.

Paramount gave Bing some good production numbers out of the Harry Warren-Leo Robin score. Bing sings I'll Si Si You In Bahia as a number from the show he's rehearsing and later sings The Live Oak Tree with the girls from the St. Hilary's School at their picnic. He also does a nice vaudeville patter number with character actor Ben Lessy called On the 10-10 from Ten-Ten-Tennessee.

The big hit is a duet with Crosby and Wyman called Zing a Little Zong which is a complete ripoff of the number he and Wyman did for Frank Capra in Here Comes The Groom. Well if they can't ripoff from themselves who can Bing and Jane ripoff from? The song was nominated for an Oscar, but lost to Do Not Forsake Me from High Noon.

Just For You is the title song and it's the one that Arthur writes for Wyman. A couple of numbers that Crosby recorded failed to make the cut, Spring Fever and A Flight of Fancy. The latter is heard as an instrumental background. It's one of my favorite Crosby songs and I wish it had been done in the film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1952 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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