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Grounds for Marriage (1951)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 19 January 1951 (USA)
Opera singer Ina Massine tries to win back former husband Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett.

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Laura Kerr (screenplay), Samuel Marx (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett
Kathryn Grayson ... Ina Massine
Paula Raymond ... Agnes Oglethorpe Young
Barry Sullivan ... Chris Bartlett
Lewis Stone ... Dr. Carleton Radwin Young
Reginald Owen ... Mr. Delacorte
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Dr. Engelstaat
Richard Anderson ... Tommy
Theresa Harris ... Stella
Paula Drew Paula Drew ... Helen
Richard Atckison Richard Atckison ... Rodolpho' in 'La Boheme
Victor Desny Victor Desny ... Count de Beaugard
Robert Sherwood Robert Sherwood ... Petie
Elizabeth Flournoy Elizabeth Flournoy ... Brevarde
Torben Meyer ... Donovan
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Opera singer Ina Massine tries to win back former husband Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett.

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Van Johnson replaced Robert Walker in the Dr. Lincoln I. Bartlett role. See more »

Soundtracks

Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
(uncredited)
Written by Sam Lewis, Joe Young and Ray Henderson
Performed by Firehouse Five Plus Two
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Too much fun - Kathryn Grayson voiceless????
19 March 2002 | by Liza-19See all my reviews

This film is the usual comedy from MGM - simple set-up and obvious ending, but it's still a charmer. The beautiful Kathryn Grayson plays Ina, who is trying to win back her ex-husband, played by Van Johnson. Kathryn is a singer (surprise surprise) and Van is a doctor. There are a few musical numbers, most notably the dream sequence, where the production does some famous selections from CARMEN. Kathryn sings them beautifully and Van Johnson is very obviously dubbed.

The big surprise is that Kathryn's character actually looses her voice throughout a good part of the film. This is simply criminal, considering the woman's vocal talent. However, she gets it back and still has plenty of songs. Van and Kathryn have great chemistry together, too bad they never made another film together. I love this movie, it's sweet and very funny, even if it is predictable.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

J'épouse mon mari See more »

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Budget:

$1,173,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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