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It Happened to Jane (1959)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 24 May 1959 (UK)
Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Director:

Richard Quine

Writers:

Norman Katkov (screenplay), Max Wilk (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Day ... Jane Osgood
Jack Lemmon ... George Denham
Ernie Kovacs ... Harry Foster Malone
Steve Forrest ... Lawrence Clay 'Larry' Hall
Teddy Rooney ... Billy Osgood
Russ Brown Russ Brown ... Uncle Otis
Walter Greaza Walter Greaza ... Crawford Sloan
Parker Fennelly Parker Fennelly ... Homer Bean
Mary Wickes ... Matilda Runyon
Philip Coolidge ... Wilbur Peterson
Max Showalter ... Selwyn Harris (as Casey Adams)
John Cecil Holm John Cecil Holm ... Aaron Caldwell
Gina Gillespie ... Betty Osgood
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Clarence Runyon
Napoleon Whiting ... Eugene - Waiter
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Storyline

Jane Osgood is trying to support her two young children by running a lobster business. After one of her shipments is ruined by inattention at the railroad station, Jane decides to take on Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world". With the help of her lifelong friend - and lawyer - George Denham, Jane sues Malone for the price of her lobsters & her lost business. What she ends up with is a lot more than either of them bargained for. Written by April M. Cheek <Aravis2713@aol.com>

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It could have happened to anyone, but It Happened To Jane! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jane from Maine See more »

Filming Locations:

Plainville, Connecticut, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Arwin Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie Teddy Rooney plays Doris Day's son Billy. Billy would later become the name of one of Doris Day's sons in her show played by Philip Brown. See more »

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When the helicopter lands beside Old '97 there is a location printed below "Copters Unlimited." Hillgrove, RI was too revealing that they weren't in Maine, so they covered it up for the takeoff without fixing the landing shot. See more »


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It Happened to Jane
Words and Music by Joe Lubin and I.J. Roth
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28 December 2005 | by snertgjsSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie many times..Why?,,because, the most of it was filmed in Chester CT,,,,not Deep River or Essex. How do I know that? I grew up in that town,,,and can give many instances relating to that movie....the beginning of the movie,,when Doris Day goes to Jack Lemons office,,,was in Chester center, my parents owned the building where that scene was filmed. The meeting house scenes was located around the corner from my house. I spent hundreds of hours in that building as well as playing baseball in the open grass field with my brothers.... The time when Doris Day runs out of the meeting and Jack Lemon goes out in his car and catches up to her at a water fall. That area is next to the house I grew up in, and spent many hours on hot summers day playing on and near that waterfall.. The last scene of the movie, with the fire truck, was filmed in Chester Center. The fire truck was turned over the town fire department (Chester Hose Company) after the filming was finished and served the town over 25 years.

I could go on and on, loved the seeing the movie in part, because of all the memories it brings back and about every 5 years, the town holds a movie festival and shows that movie in the meeting house. It was a fun event for all who attends. To this day, some of the locals who had bit parts in the movie show up to shine once again.

Thanks for listening. Please write back if you have any comments or questions Gary


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