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Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 3 March 1950 (USA)
A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

Director:

Claude Binyon

Writers:

Mary Bard (book), Claude Binyon (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy McGuire ... Jane Morgan
William Lundigan ... Dr. William Wright
June Havoc ... Maggie Roberts
Gary Merrill ... Dr. Peter Roberts
Jessie Royce Landis ... Mrs. Wright
Joyce Mackenzie ... Helen Porter
Leif Erickson ... Dr. Bruce Gordon
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A woman learns how to deal with the difficulties of being a doctor's wife and an interfering mother in law.

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based on novel | See All (1) »

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THE PICTURE WITH ALL THE ANSWERS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beija-me, Doutor See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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An instrumental version of the song "Love Nest", composed by Louis Hirsch and lyrics by Otto Harbach is heard during the opening, closing credits and throughout the movie. The song is familiar because it was the theme song for the Burns and Allen radio and television show. See more »

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Better Than Expected
12 February 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

I stumbled on this obscure little number and stayed with it, thanks to a sparkling McGuire and a sturdy Lundigan who seems just right for the sober-sided doctor. Poor Jane (McGuire), she's having a heck of a time adjusting to being a doctor's wife. She wants to succeed, but the phone's always ringing calling him away, even in the middle of their wedding itself. It's just one frequently amusing challenge after another; plus a mother-in-law who prefers that sonny marry another woman who's also a doctor and knows the score unlike the awkward Jane. But then it is the winsome McGuire with her magical smile and a flimsy nightgown, so we know things will work out in the end.

It's an entertaining 90-minutes, better than I expected, with an excellent supporting cast that lends both bite and wit to the proceedings. Then too, I expect married life for a doctor hasn't changed that much since 1950, so I guess there are some lessons for the medically minded. Anyway, it's a lively little programmer without approaching the memorable.


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