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A Date with Judy (1948)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 29 July 1948 (USA)
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Hyperactive teenager Judy Foster (Jane Powell) challenges, and is challenged by, her overly-proper parents, pesky brother Randolph (Jerry Hunter), and boyfriend Ogden "Oogie" Pringle (Scotty Beckett).


Richard Thorpe


Dorothy Cooper (screenplay), Dorothy Kingsley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Complete credited cast:
Wallace Beery ... Melvin Colner Foster
Jane Powell ... Judy Foster
Elizabeth Taylor ... Carol Pringle
Carmen Miranda ... Rosita Conchellas
Xavier Cugat ... Xavier Cugat
Robert Stack ... Stephen I. Andrews
Scotty Beckett ... Ogden 'Oogie' Pringle
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Dora Foster
Leon Ames ... Lucien T. Pringle
Clinton Sundberg ... Jameson
George Cleveland ... Gramps
Lloyd Corrigan ... 'Pop' Sam Scully
Jerry Hunter Jerry Hunter ... Randolph Foster
Jean McLaren Jean McLaren ... Mitzi Hoffman
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra ... Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra


The upper-class Pringles and middle-class Fosters are two Santa Barbara families. Widowed businessman Lucien T. Pringle's (Leon Ames') interests, including a bank and a radio station, keep him absent from his children's lives. Melvin Colner Foster (Wallace Beery) owns and operates a seafood packing plant, an offshoot of his days as a fisherman. Unlike Lucien, Melvin is very present in his family's lives. Judy Foster (Jane Powell) and siblings Ogden "Oogie" Pringle (Scotty Beckett) and Carol Pringle (Dame Elizabeth Taylor) are seniors at the local high school and have known each other all of their lives. Judy, the school's songbird, and Oogie, conductor of the school's orchestra, are musical collaborators and consider themselves more than friends; Judy and Carol are best friends, although Judy and Oogie are oblivious to Carol's actions being in her best interest, often at their expense. Events before, during, and after the senior-class dance have major repercussions: on Carol's advice,... Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


Dame Elizabeth Taylor and Scotty Beckett appeared in Cynthia (1947). See more »


After dinner at the Pringles', Stephen and Oogie pass the staircase twice as they walk toward the front door. See more »


Melvin R. Foster: Whatever happened to Oogie?
Judy Foster: Oh, I just gave him up forever for a little while.
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Written by Wallis Willis
Performed by Lillian Yarbo
[Nightingale constantly sings the song as she wanders around the Foster house]
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A charmer from 1948!!!
23 November 2005 | by catman47See all my reviews

I first saw 'A Date With Judy' at the Radio City Music Hall in late August 1948 when I was eight years old.....what an epiphany!!! Years later I revisited the film via television...how could it ever hold up...but...it remains a total charmer!! Music via Powell is lovely, Elizabeth is breathtakingly beautiful...and charming.....then there is the rest of a super cast...Wallace Beery, Robert Stack, Selena Royale, George Cleveland (the wonderful grandfather from Lassie), Scotty Becket, Xavier Cugat...and lest we not forget, the superlative Carmen Miranda! "It's A Most Unusual Day" ( remember Hitchcock's use of this as Cary Grant walks through the Plaza just before his kidnapping?), Judaline, Love is Where You Find It" and most memorably of all.."Cuanto Le Gusto" (I have murdered the spelling but 'a rose is a rose'!) Super music and memories of the radio program and comic book of the same name.

This is a delightful musical , and was very successful, in 1948 and is a treasure for today...and it's been released on DVD! It would look sumptuous in Blueray...maybe soon?

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Release Date:

29 July 1948 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$1,353,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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