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Perfect Strangers
     

Perfect Strangers

Director: Bretaigne Windust

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, Thelma Ritter

 
The Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur Broadway comedy Ladies and Gentlemen formed the basis of the Warner Bros. laughspinner Perfect Strangers. The title characters are Terry Scott and David Campbell, played by Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan. She's a divorcee, he's a husband and father. Terry and David are thrown together by fate -- or rather, the LA judicial

Overview

The Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur Broadway comedy Ladies and Gentlemen formed the basis of the Warner Bros. laughspinner Perfect Strangers. The title characters are Terry Scott and David Campbell, played by Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan. She's a divorcee, he's a husband and father. Terry and David are thrown together by fate -- or rather, the LA judicial system. While serving as jurors on a murder trial, the two fall in love. Ironically, the woman on trial allegedly killed her husband because he'd asked for a divorce. The seriocomic tension develops on two levels: will juror Isobel Bradford (Margolo Gillmore) be able to sway the others to vote for the death penalty, and will Terry and David continue to pursue their romance at the expense of the happiness of others?

Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
UPC:
0883316211779
Original Release:
1950
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:28:00
Sales rank:
45,217

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ginger Rogers Terry Scott
Dennis Morgan David Campbell
Thelma Ritter Lena Fassler
Margalo Gillmore Isobel Bradford
Anthony Ross Robert Fisher
Howard Freeman Timkin
Alan Reed Harry Patullo
Paul Ford Judge Byron
Harry Bellaver Bailiff
George Chandler Lester Hubley
Frank Conlan John Brokaw
Charles Meredith Lyle Pettijohn
Frances Charles Eileen Marcher
Marjorie Bennett Mrs. Moore
Paul McVey District Attorney
Edith Evanson Mary Travers
Whit Bissell Defense Attorney
Sumner Getchell John Simon
Eddie Coke Reporter
Paul Dubov Vonderheit
Richard Kipling Autopsy Surgeon
Max Mellinger Official
Lou Marcelle TV Announcer
Pat Mitchell Newsboy
Richard Bartell Weatherman
Frank Cady Geologist
Boyd Davis Judge
Sidney Dubin Chemist
Ned Glass O'Hanlon
Creighton Hale Reporter
Weldon Heyburn Man
Donald Kerr Busboy
Joe Kerr Doctor
Joleen King Nurse
Mike Lally Court Steno
Charles Lind Thomas Luscomb
Frank Marlowe Reporter
Art Miles Sheriff
Hugh Murray Minister
Ezelle Poule Secretary
Ford Rainey Ernest Craig
Sarah Selby Mrs. Wilson
Isabel Withers Woman

Technical Credits
Bretaigne Windust Director
Edwin Allen Makeup
Milo Anderson Costumes/Costume Designer
Stanley Fleischer Production Designer
Chuck Hansen Asst. Director
Leigh Harline Score Composer
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer
George Oppenheimer Screenwriter
Edith R. Sommer Screenwriter
Eric Stacey Production Manager
Jerry Wald Producer
David Weisbart Editor
Perc Westmore Makeup

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