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Never a Dull Moment (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Western | 19 August 1950 (USA)
Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get ... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Lou Breslow (screenplay), Doris Anderson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Kay
Fred MacMurray ... Chris
William Demarest ... Mears
Andy Devine ... Orvie
Gigi Perreau ... Tina
Natalie Wood ... Nan
Philip Ober ... Jed
Jack Kirkwood Jack Kirkwood ... Papa Dude
Ann Doran ... Jean
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Storyline

Kay Kingsley, a sophisticated and successful songwriter in New York City. falls in love with a widowed rancher, Chris Heyward, she meets at the Madison Square Garden Rodeo and they get married, and leave for his ranch in the west. Her friends warn her of an early disillusionment with life on a ranch, far away from the glitter and bright lights of Broadway. Kay makes one difficulty adjustment after another, as the ranch is presided over by Chris's kids, and an incident occurs with a neighbor that prompts Kay to return to her glamorous life in New York. But she soon finds her heart is with Chris and his children. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Park Avenue gal caught off guard... a rodeo champ who makes the most of it! Go ahead...YOU take it from there! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Share My Love See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Won the Harvard Lampoon's "Dullest Movie" Award. See more »

Goofs

Opening scene takes place in a rodeo arena somewhere outside Manhattan, but surrounding terrain of flat dusty land, palm trees and mountains is obviously someplace in the West. See more »

Quotes

Chris: This gal's no ranch woman.
Orvie: Oh, ranch woman, city woman... put 'em on a Mother Hubbard and a long end of a churn and they're all alike.
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Soundtracks

"The Man with the Big Felt Hat'
by Kay Swift
Sung by Irene Dunne, Fred MacMurray and party guests (uncredited)
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Some dull moments
3 June 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Rodeo cowboy Chris (Fred MacMurray) has a whirlwind romance while visiting New York for a charity gig where he meets song writer Kay (Irene Dunne.)

After rapidly getting married she drives cross country to his ramshackle Wyoming ranch where she becomes stepmother to his two daughters from his first marriage.

Much of the movie sees Kay trying to adjust to her life at the ranch and raise her new stepdaughters. Problems begin with the neighbouring rancher who holds the water rights and whose cow, Kay accidentally shoots.

Kay contemplates returning to Broadway to earn money in this fish out of water comedy. The cast make the film better than it should be, there are a few songs but it really is not that funny and rather predictable.


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