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"Here Comes the Groom": With the legendary Frank Capra ("It's a Wonderful Life") in the director's seat, the inimitable Bing Crosby stars as an overseas reporter with a song in his heart...and room left over for two war orphans. They are his to adopt, if he can find a bride in just five days! His former fiancée is the perfect candidate, but she's destined to marry millionaire Franchot Tone. Or is she? Among the highlights of this sparkling musical romp is Der Bingle's crooning of the Oscar-winning song, "In The Cool, Cool Of The Evening."
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Here Comes the Groom was made in 1951 in Black & White. This is an excellent musical comedy (Directed by Frank Capra) with serious moments. Alex Smith appears in the picture and a rival to Jane Wyman for Bing's affections. Songs include In the Cool Cool Cool of the Evening, Your Own Little House, Misto Christopher Columbus and Bonne Nuit. There are a few cameo guest appearances.
The quality is excellent especially considering the material is over 50 years old. The double bill is good value for money. Enjoy!
Paramount has an interesting pair of films here. Made one year apart, both star Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman and both are 50's musicals. Beyond that the difference is striking. One's in color; the other isn't. One is quite good, and the other . . .
Let's start with "Just for You." Bing plays a Broadway impresario who is personally and professionally attached to his leading lady, played by Jane Wyman. The fly in the ointment is Bing's two teenaged children, who have been neglected by their widower father. Bing tries to make up by spending more time with his son, who falls in love with Wyman. (Are you laughing yet?) The flawed conceit of the script requires an actress to be old enough that Bing isn't "robbing the cradle," yet young enough to appeal to his 18 year old son. Wyman may be lovely, but not enough to appeal to someone literally half her age. (Side note: the actor playing Bing's son has such a baby face, that seeing him in suits makes him look like a little boy playing "dress up.") Natalie Wood, who plays Bing's daughter, was in-between the cuteness of "Miracle on 34th St" and the vivaciousness of "Rebel Without a Cause." The biggest problem, however, is she is hardly given anything to do. Ethel Barrymore and Natalie's drunken governess do their best to keep things lively and there's a nice musical number, "I'll Si-Si Ya in Bahia" but overall, this one just WASN'T for me.
Next is "Here Comes the Groom." Made a year earlier and in black and white, "Groom" is far superior. Much of the credit must go to director Frank Capra.Read more ›
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I think "Here Comes the Groom" is one of the best Bing Crosby movies. Hilarious!Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
One of my Favorite movies is here comes the groom! Just for you was also great! You won't be disappointed in this dvd.Published 12 months ago by Leann S. Wishman
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