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Tell It to the Judge (1949)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 18 November 1949 (USA)
Marsha Meredith, an attorney-at-law, is nominated for a Federal judgeship, but her nomination is opposed by a 'Good-Government' group who think her divorce makes her unfit for the job. This... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Foster

Writers:

Nat Perrin (screenplay), Roland Kibbee (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rosalind Russell ... Marsha Meredith
Robert Cummings ... Peter B. 'Pete' Webb
Gig Young ... Alexander Darvac
Marie McDonald ... Ginger Simmons
Harry Davenport ... Judge MacKenzie Meredith
Fay Baker ... Valerie Hobson
Katherine Warren ... Kitty Lawton (as Katharine Warren)
Douglass Dumbrille ... George Ellerby
Clem Bevans ... Alonzo K. Roogle
Grandon Rhodes ... Ken Craig
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Storyline

Marsha Meredith, an attorney-at-law, is nominated for a Federal judgeship, but her nomination is opposed by a 'Good-Government' group who think her divorce makes her unfit for the job. This evolves into situations, happening in Florida, New England, Washington D.C. and the Adirondacks, such as the misunderstood husband trying to win back his wife, and the misunderstood wife trying to make her husband jealous, and one case of mistaken identity after another, after another. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Rosalind returns to comedy...with a BANG!

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flitterwochen mit Hindernissen See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 2, 1950 with Rosalind Russell and Robert Cummings reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Peter B. 'Pete' Webb: [Pete and Marsha are climbing the spiral staircase in the lighthouse] Watch your heel, honey.
Marsha Meredith: You watch out for yourself.
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Referenced in Hill Street Blues: Larry of Arabia (1986) See more »

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Your honor, this is funny (sustained)
1 March 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

It is not too difficult to see why Robert Cummings is often cast in light comedic fare such as this. His facial expressions alone are worth the price of admission in Tell It to the Judge. And there's something hysterical about seeing him dressed as a train attendant, though it would also have been fun to see Cary Grant in that get-up.

The only part that drags is the sequence at the lighthouse, which has the film's most unfunny business: something about chopping off the head of a fish. But the film quickly redeems itself, and it reaches its peak with a delightful ski sequence later on. Overall, a fun film with some inspired comic bits by Cummings and costar Rosalind Russell.


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