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She Couldn't Say No (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 15 February 1954 (USA)
A wealthy heiress returns to a small Arkansas town to furtively reward the townsfolk who helped to save her life when she was a young girl.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), William Bowers (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Mitchum ... Doctor Robert Sellers
Jean Simmons ... Corby Lane
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Odie Chalmers
Edgar Buchanan ... Ed Meeker
Wallace Ford ... Joe Wheelen
Raymond Walburn ... Judge Hobart
Jimmy Hunt ... Digger
Ralph Dumke Ralph Dumke ... Sheriff
Hope Landin ... Miss McMurtry
Gus Schilling ... Ed Gruman
Eleanor Todd ... Sally Watson
Pinky Tomlin ... Elmer Wooley
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Storyline

As usual with most of the RKO films from this era "presented" by RKO-owner Howard Hughes, the PCA number is usually 500-1000 digits lower than the one from other studios being released at the time, indicating it was released a year or more after it was completed. This one finds heiress Corby Lane (Jean Simmons) coming to a small Arkansas town to play Santa Claus because, when she was a small child traveling with her impoverished father, the townspeople saved her life by donating money needed for medical treatment. She meets and falls in love with "Doc" Sellers (Robert Mitchum), an easy-going doctor who enjoys fishing and the unhurried pace of the town. Corby's gesture of handing out money and lavish gifts to the citizens backfires when, after it has been publicized, the town becomes the destination of every wayward traveler and fortune seeker. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Just wait till you see 'Doc' Mitchum operate !

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Likely Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Arthur Hunnicutt, who plays Odie, really was a native of Arkansas. See more »

Goofs

If a person honked her car horn as often as Simmons did, she'd be arrested for disturbing the peace. In addition, she abused the medical-alert horn for frivolous reasons, another misdemeanour. See more »

Quotes

Odie Chalmers: As sheriff of this county, I arrest you on three counts: count o' you parked your car in the bus space; count of assault and battery and count of you ain't no account
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I've Always Liked It!
29 April 2004 | by patriciathompsonSee all my reviews

This is one of those movies that is improbable but fun, with one of the most important features (in my opinion) for a movie - it is entertaining.

Bob's pairing with Jean Simmons is almost as good as his pairing with Deborah Kerr, although the chemistry is different; perhaps more paternal on his part.

I am, admittedly, a big Mitchum fan, but I won't buy a movie just because he is in it. The other actors in this film do a fine job and help give it a little more substance than the plot would have otherwise.

If this ever comes out on dvd, I'm buying it!


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