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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.

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
Variety
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

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
DVDTalk.com

...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

MGM's all-star, Technicolor adaptation of a popular 1940's radio show; a big hit in 1948, it now resembles a two-hour long sitcom with songs. Introduced several hit tunes including "Cuanto La Gusta," and "It's a Most Unusual Day."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

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
James Higgins

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