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Chicken Every Sunday (1949)

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George Seaton's 1948 comedy Chicken Every Sunday was based on the play by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein as well as the original memoirs of Rosemary Taylor. Set during the turn of the century on the American frontier, Emily Heffernan (Celeste Holm) is the practical wife of foolish would-be businessman Jim Heffernan (Dan Dailey). While Emily struggles to keep the household together by renting out rooms to boarders, Jim wastes the family's earnings on get-rich-quick schemes. Told in flashback, Emily recalls her 20-year marriage before filing for divorce. Emily has had enough and wants to leave, but their friends try to get them back together. Also starring Colleen Townsend, Alan Young, and a ten-year-old Natalie Wood.

Cast

Dan Dailey
as James C. 'Jim' Hefferan
Celeste Holm
as Emily Hefferan
Colleen Townsend
as Rosemary Hefferan
Alan Young
as Geoffrey Lawson
Natalie Wood
as Ruth Hefferan
William Frawley
as George Kirby
Connie Gilchrist
as Millie Moon
William Callahan
as Harold Crandall
Veda Ann Borg
as Rita Kirby
Porter Hall
as Sam Howell
Whit Bissell
as Mr. Robinson
Katherine Emery
as Mrs. Lawson
Roy Roberts
as Harry Bowers
Hal K. Dawson
as Jake Barker
Percy Helton
as Mr. Sawyer
Mary Field
as Miss Gilly
H.T. Tsiang
as Charley
Lorin Raker
as Mr. Lawson
Junius Matthews
as Deacon Wilson
Dick Ryan
as Bartender
Eddie Laughton
as Process Server
Frank Meredith
as Moving man
Jack Daley
as Moving Man
Art Smith
as Mr. Johnson
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Sweet homey comedy-drama. Good performances from a cast of old pros.

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