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Don Juan Quilligan (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 June 1945 (USA)
In Brooklyn, N.Y., barge captain Patrick Michael Quilligan (William Bendix) falls for barmaid Margie Mossrock (Joan Blondell) because her charm reminds him of his beloved, deceased mother. ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Arthur Kober (screenplay), Frank Gabrielson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
William Bendix ... Patrick Michael 'Don Juan' Quilligan
Joan Blondell ... Marjorie Mossrock
Phil Silvers ... MacDenny
Anne Revere ... Mrs. Cora Rostigaff
B.S. Pully B.S. Pully ... Ed Mossrock
Mary Treen ... Lucy Blake
Johnny Russell ... Howie Mossrock (as John Russell)
Veda Ann Borg ... Beattle LaRue
Thurston Hall ... First Judge
Cara Williams ... Fifth Ave. Florist Salesgirl
Richard Gaines ... Defense Attorney
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Rostigaff
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Storyline

In Brooklyn, N.Y., barge captain Patrick Michael Quilligan (William Bendix) falls for barmaid Margie Mossrock (Joan Blondell) because her charm reminds him of his beloved, deceased mother. Quilligan soon proposes, and Margie accepts. On a trip to Utica, N.Y., Quilligan defends shy Lucy Blake (Mary Treen) and is smitten by her home cooking. Through misunderstandings and plotting by Lucy's family, Quilligan finds himself married to both women and must concoct an outlandish tale as a cover. Written by lgpurvis655

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Meet "THE THRILL"...with a New Love Technique! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two-Faced Quilligan See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 11, 1946 with William Bendix and Phil Silvers reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Patrick Michael 'Don Juan' Quilligan: Now how can I get mixed up with girls when I'll be in the U.S. Navy?
'Mac' MacDenny: It's been done, Captain, believe me, it's been done.
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Soundtracks

Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(uncredited)
Music by Leo Friedman
Lyrics by Beth Slater Whitson
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Sweet Little Take On Don Juan
1 September 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This sure beat "The Captain's Paradise" by eight years or so. The plot is the same, though the Guiness movie is more polished.

William Bendix is appealing as the dumb lug who just can't help marrying two women. Phil Silvers gives a restrained performance as his sidekick.

Who wouldn't fall for Joan Blondell? Here she has a few strikes against her, but she's still a dream. One minor strike is that she hasn't aged well since her prime in the thirties Warner Brothers movies. The longer hairdo she sports isn't flattering.

The other strike is her formidable array of brothers: a cop, a football captain, etc.

The first real flaw in the movie is the other lady: Mary Treen. Meaning no offense to her surviving family, she has little screen presence and is surely no match for Blondell. OK, the character she plays is a great cook. But for that he would jeopardize his relationship with Blondell? As things get complicated, the movie gets a little frantic and increasingly improbable. It would have been better had it been resolved without all the twists and turns.

I like the working of La ci darem la mano from "Don Giovanni" into the musical score.


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