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Come Live with Me (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 31 January 1941 (USA)
Seeking US citizenship, a Viennese refugee arranges a marriage of convenience with a struggling writer.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Patterson McNutt (screenplay), Virginia Van Upp (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Stewart ... Bill Smith
Hedy Lamarr ... Johnny Jones
Ian Hunter ... Barton Kendrick
Verree Teasdale ... Diana Kendrick
Donald Meek ... Joe Darsie
Barton MacLane ... Barney Grogan
Edward Ashley ... Arnold Stafford
Ann Codee ... Yvonne
King Baggot ... Doorman
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... Grandma (as Adeline de Walt Reynolds)
Frank Orth ... Jerry
Frank Faylen ... Waiter
Horace McMahon ... Taxi Driver (as Horace MacMahon)
Greta Meyer ... Frieda
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Storyline

Illegal immigrant and showgirl Johnny Jones is due to be deported from the USA, her only hope is to get married, but her rich publisher boyfriend Barton Kendrick is already married! She meets down-on-his-luck author, Bill Smith, and proposes a marriage of convenience in order to remain in the country, but Bill has more ambitious ideas. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Their FIRST TIME together...proves the LAST WORD in ROMANCE! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aviomies käteisellä See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of only two films pairing James Stewart and Hedy Lamarr, the other being Ziegfeld Girl (1941). See more »

Goofs

When Bill exits the garage with his new car, the feet of the camera crew can be seen reflected on the car. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Jones: It's good of you to try to help me.
Immigration Inspector: Why, Miss, it was more like a pleasure.
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Soundtracks

There is a Tavern in the Town
(1891) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by F.J. Adams
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Despite some flaws, a lovely romantic film
7 September 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film started off rather poorly, as you learn that Hedy Lamarr is the mistress of Ian Hunter--a married man who has a "modern marriage". This plot element was difficult to reconcile with a romantic film--after all, what's romantic about this relationship? Plus, I found it hard to care about such selfish characters. Fortunately, I kept watching the film and it turned out to be a dandy old fashioned film.

Hedy was in the US illegally--having fled Nazi-controlled Austria. So even though she had overstayed her visa, it was really hard to blame her for wanting to stay. In an odd bit of casting, the immigration agent (Barton MacLane) liked Hedy and suggested that she could get married to an American and thereby stay in the country. But she couldn't marry Hunter, as he was already married. So, a bit later, when she meets down-and-out Jimmy Stewart, she suggests they get married in name only. Unfortunately, over time, Jimmy finds himself falling for Hedy--though they hardly know each other.

I could talk more about the plot, but don't want to ruin it. The bottom line is that the writing was excellent, the acting superb and the mood wonderful. This is exactly the sort of romance that MGM did best and it's well worth a look--just don't get turned off by Ian Hunter's character--it does get better.


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