A Date with Judy (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Date with Judy (1948)




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In this youthful musical comedy, Jane Powell and Elizabeth Taylor play two teen-age best friends who team up to help Powell's father Wallace Beery after they suspect him of having an affair. Actually, the portly Beery is really only taking dance lessons so he can surprise his beloved wife.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dorothy Kingsley, Dorothy Cooper
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2008
MGM Home Entertainment


Jane Powell
as Judy Foster
Wallace Beery
as Melvin R. Foster
Elizabeth Taylor
as Carol Pringle
Carmen Miranda
as Rosita Cochellas
Robert Stack
as Stephen Andrews
Selena Royle
as Mrs. Foster
Scotty Beckett
as Ogden `Oogie' Pringl...
Leon Ames
as Lucien T. Pringle
Lloyd Corrigan
as Pop Scully
Jerry Hunter
as Randolph Foster
Buddy Howard
as Jo-Jo Hoffenpepper
Lillian Yarbo
as Nightingale
Eula Guy
as Miss Clarke
Francis Pierlot
as Prof. Green
Sheila Stein
as Little Girl in Drug ...
Paul Bradley
as Headwaiter
Polly Bailey
as Elderly Woman
Fern Eggen
as Miss Sampson
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Critic Reviews for A Date with Judy

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A Date with Judy features a song called Strictly on the Corny Side, which might serve as the movie's theme song.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

A Date with Judy is loaded with youthful zest, making for gay, light entertainment.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Top Critic

It's a bubbly old-fashioned romantic/comedy/musical.

Full Review… | June 17, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Taylor is breathtakingly beautiful, but Miranda walks off with every scene she's in.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's ridiculously old-fashioned, but it's also spectacular entertainment, with wonderful songs, a big heart, and plenty of laughs.

Full Review… | May 12, 2008

...a few good tunes are not enough to turn this musical comedy into anything more than lightweight escapist fluff.

Full Review… | April 26, 2008
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for A Date with Judy


Sweet comedy, a time capsule of teenhood in the movies in the 40's. Elizabeth Taylor is very young and very beautiful and Jane Powell is charming and pert. Carmen Miranda is a delight as always, her clothes are outlandish, take special note of her shoes and wonder how she could possibly walk in them! One quibble, the technicolor is unusually garish and at times the cast pratically glows orange.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Jane Powell sings like an Angel, Elizabeth Taylor at the Height of her Beauty, Carmen Miranda & Xavier Cugat, Ohhhhh, Be Still My Heart!

I enjoyed this more than I was expecting. Just seeing Wallace Beery rumba with Carmen Miranda was worth watching the film for! Great score, nicely done songs. The costume design is good. The very young Elizabeth Taylor is clearly budding into one of the greatest beauties to grace the screen. Solid support from Selena Royle and Leon Ames, It doesn?t rank among the greatest musicals ever made, but it is light, entertaining and fun.

James Higgins

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