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A Date with Judy (1948)

A Date with Judy (1948)

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Jane Powell and Elizabeth Taylor headline this youthful musical comedy in which they play two teenage best friends who team up to help Jane's father Wallace Beery after they suspect him of having an affair with Brazilian fireball Carmen Miranda. Actually, the portly Beery is really only taking dance lessons from the lithe, lively Miranda so he can surprise his beloved wife. When not meddling in her father's affairs, Powell and Taylor find their friendship tested after they fall for the same cute guy. Songs include: "Cuanto la Gusta," "Strictly on the Corny Side," "Judaline," "Temptation," and "Mulligatawny."

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Cast

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' Pringle
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 Store
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.

March 23, 2011 | Full Review…
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A Date with Judy is loaded with youthful zest, making for gay, light entertainment.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…

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

June 17, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

March 23, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

May 12, 2008 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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

April 26, 2008 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Date with Judy

½

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.

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