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John Loves Mary (1949)

A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

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David Butler
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... John Lawrence
Jack Carson ... Fred Taylor
Wayne Morris ... Lt. Victor O'Leary
Edward Arnold ... Sen. James McKinley
Virginia Field ... Lilly Herbish
Katharine Alexander ... Phyllis McKinley
Paul Harvey ... Gen. Biddle
Ernest Cossart ... Oscar Dugan
Patricia Neal ... Mary McKinley
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A GI marries the English girlfriend of his best friend to get her into the U.S. for his friend who lost track of her in the war only to find on returning home that he is stuck with the girl because the friend has married someone else.

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The Stage Smash on the Screen With All Its Blushes!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1949 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido Faz das Suas See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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(1947). Stage Play: John Loves Mary. Comedy/farce. Written by Norman Krasna. Scenic Design by Frederick Fox. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Directed by Joshua Logan. Booth Theatre (moved to The Music Box Theatre from 17 Mar 1947- close): 4 Feb 1947- 7 Feb 1948 (423 performances). Cast: Harry Bannister (as "Harwood Biddle"), Lyle Bettger (as "Lt. Victor O'Leary"), Ralph W. Chambers (as "Oscar Dugan"), Tom Ewell (as "Fred Taylor"), Nina Foch (as "Mary McKinley"), Ann Mason (as "Mrs. Phyllis McKinley"), William Prince (as "John Lawrence"), Max Showalter (as "George Beechwood"), Loring Smith (as "Senator James McKinley"). Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Produced in association with Joshua Logan. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as John Loves Mary (1949). See more »

Quotes

Lilly Herbish: Tell me, what's it like west of New Jersey?
Sen. James McKinley: Republican!
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References The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) See more »

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Merrily We Roll Along
(uncredited)
Music by Murray Mencher
Played in the Strand Theater lobby scene
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I Love "John Loves Mary"
2 October 2007 | by MCL1150See all my reviews

I don't know who, if anyone, will ever read my review, but if you're reading this you must be a big fan of someone here. Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal . . . Irving Bacon, Edward Arnold. For me, it's Jack Carson: Master of the Double Take. Bob Hope was a much bigger star for certain, but Jack Carson was funnier with those big, over done, expressive, double takes and Bob is believed to have taken Carson's cue. Anyway, in "John Loves Mary", everyone follows Carson and acts over the top. Even Reagan, who usually can't even act surprised, is good here. Easily my favorite Reagan movie. Director David Butler, another favorite of mine, winds up the cast and makes the over acting an important part of the film. The over acting fits, and allows Jack Carson to be Jack Carson. Carson even reacts with his hair in this one! I'm not kidding! Great cast, and when a character acting great like Irving Bacon shows up in a small role, it's 1940s Hollywood Heaven! Best verbal exchange: Lilly: "Tell me, what's it like west of New Jersey?" Edward Arnold as US Senetor McKinley: "REPUBLICAN!!" Hey, if you really love the film AND read this, please drop me a note. "Gone with the Wind" and "Citizen Kane" are great, but there's some great "little movies" that beg to be seen too. Three viewings to date and counting.


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