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It Happens Every Thursday (1953)

A New York couple takes over a small town newspaper.

Director:

Joseph Pevney

Writers:

Dane Lussier (screenplay), Jane S. McIlvaine (novel) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Jane MacAvoy
John Forsythe ... Bob MacAvoy
Frank McHugh ... Fred Hawley
Edgar Buchanan ... Jake
Gregg Palmer ... Chet Dunne (as Palmer Lee)
Harvey Grant Harvey Grant ... Steve MacAvoy
Jimmy Conlin Jimmy Conlin ... Matthew
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Eva Spatch
Willard Waterman ... Myron Trout
Gladys George ... Mrs. Lucinda Holmes
Edith Evanson Edith Evanson ... Mrs. Peterson
Edward Clark ... Homer
Kathryn Card Kathryn Card ... Mrs. Dow
Eddy Waller ... James Bartlett
Regis Toomey ... Mayor Hull
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New York reporter Bob MacAvoy is persuaded by pregnant wife Jane to buy a broken-down weekly newspaper in Eden, California. They have humorous problems with small town mores and eccentric citizens. But their schemes to increase circulation get them in over their heads. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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They've got a brand new baby ... a second-hand car ... and they're stuck in a one horse town!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jede Woche neu See more »

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Budget:

$617,085 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Gladys George's last movie. See more »

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Disappointingly flat
22 August 2001 | by m_finebesserSee all my reviews

It Happens Every Thursday seems to have all the elements in place for a classic comedy along the lines of "The Egg And I." Urbanites Forsythe and Young take over a newspaper in a small town, then get involved in a local scandal of sorts. Forsythe, the handsome urban sophisticate should be perfect for the part, but his lines come off forced. And, he has no chemistry with Loretta Young at all. A few of the gags work well, but most fall tediously flat. Given the presence of Frank McHugh, Edgar Buchanan, Gladys George and others in a marvelous supporting cast, the results are very disappointing.


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