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The Girl Next Door (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 24 May 1954 (Sweden)
Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie ... See full summary »

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Richard Sale

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screenplay), Leslie Bush-Fekete (story) (as L. Bush-Fekete) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dan Dailey ... Bill Carter
June Haver ... Jeannie Laird
Dennis Day ... Reed Appleton
Billy Gray ... Joe Carter
Cara Williams ... Rosie Green
Natalie Schafer ... Evelyn the maid
Clinton Sundberg ... Samuels the butler
Hayden Rorke ... Henry Fields
Mary Jane Saunders ... Kitty
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Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie charges next door to bawl out her new neighbor and meets comic-strip artist Bill Carter (Dan Dailey). Bill has devoted himself to his strip, and raising his ten-year-old son Joe (Billy Gray) since the death of his wife. Joe bases his strip on the everyday happenings of he and his son and is proud of keeping it scrupulously honest. When Jeannie and Bill fall in love, young Joe is hurt, especially when Bill starts using a lot of the father-son time to be with Jeannie. Bill cancels a father-son trip to Canada, and Joe decides to write a letter to Bill's syndicate pointing out that the current plot line of the script being set in Canada isn't honest, since they didn't go. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Something new under the Musical Sun!

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noiva de Papai See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was June Haver's last feature-film appearance. See more »

Soundtracks

A Quiet Little Place in the Country
(uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by June Haver (dubbed by Beryl Davis)
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Girl Next Door-Move in and Try It ***
24 May 2008 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Entertaining Dan Dailey and June Haver film. It's the story of a boy affected by his widower father's attachment to the woman who has moved next door.

The singing, dancing and cartoon like sequence scenes are an absolute joy to watch.

Dennis Day is wonderful here in a supporting role along with a very young looking Cara Williams.

The story moves along at a rapid pace and is well done with the music adding so much to the story.

Look for a stodgy Clifford Sunberg as a butler.


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