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Here Comes the Groom (1951)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 September 1951 (USA)
Foreign correspondent Pete Garvey has 5 days to win back his former fiancée, or he'll lose the orphans he adopted.

Director:

Frank Capra

Writers:

Robert Riskin (story and treatment "You Belong to Me"), Liam O'Brien (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Peter 'Pete' Garvey
Jane Wyman ... Emmadel Jones
Alexis Smith ... Winifred Stanley
Franchot Tone ... Wilbur Stanley
James Barton ... William 'Pa' Jones
Robert Keith ... George Degnan
Jacques Gencel Jacques Gencel ... Bobby (as Jacky Gencel)
H.B. Warner ... Uncle Elihu
Beverly Washburn ... Suzi
Nicholas Joy ... Uncle Prentiss
Connie Gilchrist ... Ma Jones
Ian Wolfe ... Uncle Adam
Walter Catlett ... Mr. McGonigle
Ellen Corby ... Mrs. McGonigle
Alan Reed ... Walter Godfrey
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Storyline

Pete Garvey, foreign correspondent, has been running an impromptu adoption agency for war orphans in Paris, when an ultimatum from his erstwhile fiancée Emmadel Jones draws him back to Boston, complete with two adopted orphans to melt her heart. Too late! She's now engaged to rich, handsome Wilbur Stanley. And if Pete's not married within five days, he loses the kids. He'll have to work fast... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 September 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

You Belong to Me See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,117,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Finlayson's uncredited cameo as a drunk was his final film role. See more »

Goofs

When Winifred seeks shelter in Garvey's home, George is on the phone. In a close-up, the phone is to his ear, but in the next medium shot, the phone is hung up, and he picks up the receiver again. See more »

Quotes

Emmadel Jones: No, I'm not going to live Ma's life all over again, waiting on shore for a sailor who comes to land every three years. It's like being married to a salmon!
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Connections

Referenced in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

IN THE COOL, COOL, COOL OF THE EVENING
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Performed by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman
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Hidden Gem
25 May 2016 | by MutotoSee all my reviews

So, this is no Capra masterpiece, but it is still clear why Capra was one of the best of his generation. The innocence portrayed seems out of place in 1951, but seeing it now, just adds to the film's nostalgic feel. Capra lets Cosby do his improv, Wyman is somehow rehearsing for the Douglas Sirk roles she would take in only a few years, only with a comedy twist. There are some hilarious scenes also (like the duel between the two female rivals - with the old grandma saying "this is better than television" - little did she know!- or the wedding scene leading to the obvious happy ending)showing that Capra had not lost his touch. Definitely worth seeing.


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