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Just for You (1952)

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ... See full summary »

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Stephen Vincent Benet (story "Famous"), Robert Carson
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Jordan Blake
Jane Wyman ... Carolina Hill
Ethel Barrymore ... Alida De Bronkhart
Robert Arthur ... Jerry Blake (as Bob Arthur)
Natalie Wood ... Barbara Blake
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. Angevine
Ben Lessy ... Georgie Polansky
Regis Toomey ... Mr. Hodges
Art Smith ... Leo
Leon Tyler Leon Tyler ... David McKenzie
Willis Bouchey ... Hank Ross
Herb Vigran ... George - Jordan's Chauffeur (as Herbert Vigran)
Ralph Montgomery Ralph Montgomery ... Terence
Robert Rockwell ... John Ransome
Douglas Evans Douglas Evans ... Raymond
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Storyline

Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late? Written by Kelly

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JUST FOR YOU is loaded with Gorgeous Gals, Wonderful Songs and Big Production Numbers in Color by TECHNICOLOR!


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In the opening shot of Times Square, the movie house on the left is showing "Here Comes the Groom," a earlier pairing of Crosby and Wyman. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Blake: Daddy, if a person is well-bred, she's never drunk.
Jordan Blake: Is that so?
Barbara Blake: Ordinary people drink because they can't measure up to life. But well-bred people drink because, well, because life can't measure up to them. Mrs Angevine explained it to me.
Jordan Blake: Mrs. Angevine's got a hollow leg.
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Soundtracks

The Ol' Spring Fever
Music by Harry Warren
Whistled by Bing Crosby and used in underscoring only
Out-take: Performed by Bing Crosby
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The Harry Warren score carries the day
2 July 2006 | by mainefredSee all my reviews

The story is sappy, but one doesn't expect War and Peace in a Bing Crosby musical. The color photography is excellent, Crosby and Jane Wyman are attractive and credible, and Robert Arthur and Natalie Wood play Crosby's problem kids competently. The real star for me, though, was composer Harry Warren. The old pro delivered 11 songs, most of high quality, including the catchy "Zing a Little Zong" and the title song, a beautiful ballad now forgotten. Ethel Barrymore is an added treat, giving the film a touch of class. All in all, this is better than dozens of better- known musicals and not a bad way to spend an hour and a half.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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