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The Talk of the Town (20-Aug-1942)

Director: George Stevens

Writers: Irwin Shaw; Sidney Buchman; Dale Van Every; Sidney Harmon

Music by: Frederick Hollander

Producer: George Stevens

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Unjustly Accused

A labor agitator framed for the arson of the town's only factory and a judge with hopes of a U.S. Supreme Court nomination share a house for a period, and aim for the affections of the house owner, a pretty schoolteacher. Part screwball comedy and part social commentary, with excellent dialogue and rapport among the three leads, though a little heavy at times.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jean Arthur
17-Oct-1900 19-Jun-1991 Only Angels Have Wings
Don Beddoe
1-Jul-1903 19-Jan-1991 The Night of the Hunter
Edgar Buchanan
20-Mar-1903 4-Apr-1979 Uncle Joe Carson on Petticoat Junction
Ronald Colman
9-Feb-1891 19-May-1958 A Double Life
Charles Dingle
28-Dec-1887 19-Jan-1956 The Little Foxes
Emma Dunn
26-Feb-1874 14-Dec-1966 The Talk of the Town
Glenda Farrell
30-Jun-1904 1-May-1971 Torchy Blane
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
Tom Tyler
9-Aug-1903 3-May-1954 Adventures of Captain Marvel


Cary Grant   ...   Leopold Dilg
Jean Arthur   ...   Nora Shelley
Ronald Colman   ...   Michael Lightcap
Edgar Buchanan   ...   Sam Yates (lawyer)
Glenda Farrell   ...   Regina Bush
Charles Dingle   ...   Andrew Holmes
Emma Dunn   ...   Mrs. Shelley
Rex Ingram   ...   Tilney (valet)
Leonid Kinskey   ...   Jan Pulaski (butcher)
Tom Tyler   ...   Clyde Bracken
Don Beddoe   ...   Police Chief


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