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Come Live with Me (1941)





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James Stewart's last Hollywood film before entering military service, Come Live with Me teams Stewart with the hauntingly beautiful Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr plays a wealthy Austrian emigree, in love with a married American publisher. The girl must quickly find an American husband or she'll be deported. Along comes Stewart, an idealistic (and starving) writer given to quoting poetry in moments of crisis. He marries her on a "strictly business" basis...but Love finds a way, especially after Stewart wins fame by writing a story about his companionate marriage. Come Live with Me served as the screen debut of 80-year-old actress Adeline de Walt Reynolds, who as Jimmy Stewart's grandmother launched a twenty year career as everyone's favorite matriarch.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Classics, Comedy
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Written By: Patterson McNutt
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Hedy Lamarr
as Johnny Jones
James Stewart
as Bill Smith
Ian Hunter
as Barton Kendrick
Verree Teasdale
as Diana Kendrick
Veree Teasdale
as Diana Kendrick
Donald Meek
as Joe Darsie
Barton MacLane
as Barney Grogan
Edward Ashley
as Arnold Stafford
Ann Codee
as Yvonne
King Baggot
as Doorman
Si Jenks
as Farmhand
Fritz Feld
as Headwaiter
Joe Yule
as Sleeping Neighbor
Tom Fadden
as Hired Hand
Johanna Janns
as Hedy Lamarr
Horace MacMahon
as Taxi Driver
Horace McMahon
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Come Live with Me

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Jimmy Stewart stars with Hedy Lamarr in this sporadically charming comedy, the last he made before going into WWII.

Full Review… | March 16, 2013

October 12, 2012

Audience Reviews for Come Live with Me


This movie is OK. It is fun to see James Stewart so young. The story has been done before though - a marriage of convenience occurs, and the couple has to decide if that is all they want.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Much better then it should be due to the charm and charisma of the stars.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Thin on plot romantic film won me over because of the charisma of its stars. I think I could watch Jimmy Stewart read the phone book and be riveted. Hedy Lamarr is simply beautiful. What especially won me over was Verree Teasdale's nuanced performance as an underappreciated wife of a philanderer who we are never meant to pity.

Laura Cameron

Super Reviewer

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