A Date with Judy

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Overview

In this lightweight musical comedy, Judy Foster Jane Powell and Carol Pringle Elizabeth Taylor are teenagers and best friends who find their loyalties tested when they both fall for the same good-looking older man, Stephen Andrews Robert Stack. This situation is particularly troublesome for Judy, who already has a boyfriend, "Oogie" Pringle Scotty Beckett, Carol's brother. Meanwhile, the girls join forces for a little sleuthing when Judy discovers that her father, Melvin Foster Wallace Beery, has been spending ...
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Overview

In this lightweight musical comedy, Judy Foster Jane Powell and Carol Pringle Elizabeth Taylor are teenagers and best friends who find their loyalties tested when they both fall for the same good-looking older man, Stephen Andrews Robert Stack. This situation is particularly troublesome for Judy, who already has a boyfriend, "Oogie" Pringle Scotty Beckett, Carol's brother. Meanwhile, the girls join forces for a little sleuthing when Judy discovers that her father, Melvin Foster Wallace Beery, has been spending time with Brazilian bombshell Rosita Conchellas Carmen Miranda. Judy and Carol suspect hanky-panky, but actually Melvin is taking dancing lessons from Rosita as a surprise for his wife. A Date With Judy certainly offers your only opportunity to see Wallace Berry dance the mambo, and it also features a guest appearance by Xavier Cugat and his band.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
A modest, unassuming little musical, A Date with Judy is the kind of featherweight piece of fluff that Hollywood routinely produced even into the 1950s. Chipper and perky to a fault, Judy is also one of the "teen-aged" viewpoint films (such as the Andy Hardy or Henry Aldrich series) that were also popular at the time. As might be gathered, the plotting is calculated and unbelievable -- but it's busy enough to keep things moving, and the structure of the piece holds up (even if much of the dialogue does not). Director Richard Thorpe keeps things appropriately light and breezy, never letting the plot bog down for too long at a stretch, and Stanley Donen's choreography is appropriately fast paced and occasionally imaginative. Jane Powell overplays the energy and cuteness, but her rendition of " It's a Most Unusual Day" is lovely. Elizabeth Taylor looks stunning and brings more conviction to her part than it deserves, and Wallace Beery is quite amusing and endearing. As usual, Carmen Miranda can be counted on to liven things up, and her "Cuanto Le Gusta" is quite diverting. Very dated in its attitude about girls and too inconsequential to amount to a great deal, Judy is still moderately entertaining on its own terms.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • UPC: 883316397138
  • Original Release: 1948
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,202

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Leon Ames Lucien T. Pringle
Wallace Beery Melvin R. Foster
Jane Powell Judy Foster
Elizabeth Taylor Carol Pringle
George Cleveland Gramps
Carmen Miranda Rosita Conchellas
Lloyd Corrigan Pop Scully
Robert Stack Stephen Andrews
Scotty Beckett Ogden "Oogie" Pringle
Xavier Cugat Himself
Jerry Hunter Randolph Foster
Selena Royle Mrs. Foster
Clinton Sundberg Jameson
Polly Bailey Elderly Woman
Paul Bradley Headwaiter
Fern Eggen Miss Sampson
Eula Guy Miss Clarke
Alice Kelley Girl
Francis Pierlot Professor Green
Lillian Yarbo Nightingale
Technical Credits
Richard Thorpe Director
Dorothy Cooper Screenwriter
Stanley Donen Choreography
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Paul Groesse Art Director
Dorothy Kingsley Screenwriter
Harold Kress Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Joe Pasternak Producer
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
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