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Young Man with Ideas (1952)

A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

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Mitchell Leisen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Maxwell Webster
Ruth Roman ... Julie Webster
Denise Darcel ... Dorianne Gray
Nina Foch ... Joyce Laramie
Donna Corcoran ... Caroline Webster
Ray Collins ... Edmund Jethrow
Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Jarvis Gilpin
Bobby Diamond Bobby Diamond ... Willis Gilpin
Sheldon Leonard ... Rodwell 'Brick' Davis
Dick Wessel ... Eddie Tasling
Carl Milletaire Carl Milletaire ... Tux Cullery
Curtis Cooksey ... Judge Jennings
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Punchy (as Karl Davis)
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Kyle Thornhill
John Call John Call ... Man With Bushy Hair
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A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

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GIRLS...it's the quiet ones who fool you!

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Man in a Hurry See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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According to contemporary articles in the entertainment press, filming began with Russell Nype playing Maxwell Webster. Nype was fired after he disagreed with director Mitchell Leisen on how the character was to be portrayed. Glenn Ford was brought in to replace Nype and two weeks of filming had to be re-shot. This was to be Nype's feature film debut. He returned to Broadway and would not make a feature film until 18 years later with Love Story (1970). See more »

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Caroline Webster: Are they going to bump you off, Daddy?
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Stay in Montana or move to Los Angeles?
14 July 2005 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Young Man With Ideas has Glenn Ford as a young very junior attorney at a law firm in some small Montana town who's not the most forceful fellow around. With a wife and three kids, he can't afford to be. Wife Ruth Roman sees something more in him and convinces him to be more assertive. Ford decides to move the family to Los Angeles where he can work and study to pass the California bar.

The rest of the film is the trials and tribulations they have in Los Angeles, some comic, some serious. Ford shakes off some of his inhibitions, not always in constructive ways.

Glenn Ford is one of the easiest to take actors around and his films reflect that. He's got the art of underplaying down to a science. and Young Man With Ideas is a great example of that.

Look for good supporting performances here, especially from Nina Foch, as a fellow aspiring lawyer, Denise Darcel as a nightclub entertainer, Rith Roman as the wife and Sheldon Leonard as a bookie.

By the way Foch gets Ford a job in a collection agency she works for and some of the film's best moments are from the mild mannered Ford working there.


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