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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.


Hedy Lamarr
as Johnny Jones
James Stewart
as Bill Smith
Ian Hunter
as Barton Kendrick
Veree Teasdale
as Diana Kendrick
Verree 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
Johanna Janns
as Hedy Lamarr
Tom Fadden
as Hired Hand
Horace MacMahon
as Taxi Driver
Horace McMahon
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Come Live with Me

All Critics (3)

A well-acted but predictable romantic comedy.

August 18, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

March 16, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

A light, charming romantic comedy. James Stewart and Hedy Lamarr seem like an unlikely couple, but they sparkle just like the summer night sky filled with fireflies (there's a cute firefly story in the film). A marriage of convenience that turned into much more is not original, but with Stewart and Lamarr at the helm, it's beautiful.

nefnie lee
nefnie lee

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
Laura Cameron

Super Reviewer

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