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Young Man with Ideas (1952)

A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

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Mitchell Leisen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Maxwell Webster
Ruth Roman ... Julie Webster
Denise Darcel ... Dorianne Gray
Nina Foch ... Joyce Laramie
Donna Corcoran ... Caroline Webster
Ray Collins ... Edmund Jethrow
Mary Wickes ... Mrs. Jarvis Gilpin
Bobby Diamond ... Willis Gilpin
Sheldon Leonard ... Rodwell 'Brick' Davis
Dick Wessel ... Eddie Tasling
Carl Milletaire Carl Milletaire ... Tux Cullery
Curtis Cooksey ... Judge Jennings
Karl 'Killer' Davis ... Punchy (as Karl Davis)
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Kyle Thornhill
John Call John Call ... Man With Bushy Hair
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A young lawyer, encounters problems while relocating his family.

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GIRLS...it's the quiet ones who fool you!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Young Man in a Hurry See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to contemporary articles in the entertainment press, filming began with Russell Nype playing Maxwell Webster. Nype was fired after he disagreed with director Mitchell Leisen on how the character was to be portrayed. Glenn Ford was brought in to replace Nype and two weeks of filming had to be re-shot. This was to be Nype's feature film debut. He returned to Broadway and would not make a feature film until 18 years later with Love Story (1970). See more »

Quotes

Caroline Webster: Are they going to bump you off, Daddy?
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Poor Script and a Milquetoast Ford and Overbearing Roman
12 July 2019 | by tr-83495See all my reviews

Milquetoast Ford and overbearing wife Roman make this almost impossible to watch. A terrible script which is totally unbelievable. Anyone with "phone" problems like this would call the telephone company and have their number changed as well as getting rid of the excess extensions. Who wouldn't do that? It's just crazy plot contrivances, one after another, that sink this desperate ship. Although you hate Romans' character, she acted well. Ford, on the other hand, could not escape from his stuttering, outlandishly backward role. He isn't a real person and he can't act -- at least in this film. There's not much here. It's a movie that will have you gritting your teeth in frustration almost from the beginning. This is the kind of movie that made people stay home and watch TV instead. At least you knew what you were getting, and you didn't have to pay for sub-par entertainment. The 50s ushered in a preponderance of bad movies, relative to the thirties and forties, and cemented television's place in the mind of the public as the true entertainment medium.


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