A Guy Named Joe

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When adventurous World War II bomber pilot Pete Sandidge (Spencer Tracy) dies in an aerial attack after ordering the crew to safety, he meets "the General," a legendary dead pilot who assigns Pete to return to earth as a guardian angel for a new pilot named Ted Randall (Van Johnson). But when Pete learns that Ted is dating Pete's former girlfriend, Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), he must set aside his jealousy and prepare Ted for a dangerous bombing mission.

Cast

Spencer Tracy
as Pete Sandridge
Van Johnson
as Ted Randall
Irene Dunne
as Dorinda Durston
Lionel Barrymore
as The General
Ward Bond
as Al Yackey
James Gleason
as Col. "Nails" Kilpatrick
Barry Nelson
as Dick Rumney
Esther Williams
as Ellen Bright
Henry O'Neill
as Col. Sykes
Don DeFore
as "Powerhouse" James J. Rourke
Charles Smith
as Sanderson
Addison Richards
as Maj. Corbett
Mary Elliott
as Dance Hall Girl
Earl Schenck
as Col. Hendricks
Maurice Murphy
as Capt. Robertson
Mark Daniels
as Lieutenant
Eve Whitney
as Powerhouse's Girl
Kay Williams
as Girl at Bar
Walter Sande
as Mess Sergeant
Gibson Gowland
as Bartender
John Whitney
as Officers in Heaven
Kirk Alyn
as Officers in Heaven
Yvonne Severn
as Elizabeth
John Frederick
as Lt. Ridley
Irving Bacon
as Corporal
Peter Cookson
as Sgt. Hanson
Matt Willis
as Lt. Hunter
Ken Scott
as Cadet
Fred Coby
as Cadet
Charles King III
as Lt. Collins, Radio Operator
Eddie Borden
as Taxi Driver
Arthur Space
as San Francisco Airport Captain
Alan Wilson
as Sergeant in Jeep
Elizabeth Valentine
as Washerwoman's Child
Arthur Stenning
as Fisherman
George Kirby
as Fisherman
Aileen Haley
as Hostess
Oliver Cross
as American Major
Wyndham Standing
as English Colonel
Violet Seton
as Bartender's Wife
Rebecca Bohannen
as English Girl
Richard Graham
as Crew Member
James Warren
as Irish Guard
Howard Davies
as Bartender
Carlie Taylor
as English Captain
Jack Saunders
as American Captain
Stanley Orr
as English Captain
Melinda Wood Allen
as Tough Corporal
Eddie Coke
as Corporal
Carey Harrison
as American Major in Red Lion Inn
Dora Baker
as Scrub Woman
Clarence Straight
as Flight Sergeant
Vernon P. Downing
as English Liaison Officer
Jessie Tai Sing
as Headwaitress
Martin Ashe
as Sergeant in Chinese Restaurant
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Critic Reviews for A Guy Named Joe

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Audience Reviews for A Guy Named Joe

  • Dec 23, 2008
    Was there ever an actress more intelligent, more beautiful, than Irene Dunne? And never an Oscar winner. This one's a little hokey, but a beautiful double love story. The movie that made Van Johnson a star.
    Lanning : Super Reviewer
  • Sep 16, 2007
    Overtly sentimental and gooey. A Guy Named Joe is a product of its era. It's a film that's a cut above Spielberg's 1989 remake ("Always") but just barely. With a cast that includes Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson and Irene Dunne I expected more. Its a good film, with it's own merit and character, but with a cast like that it could be/should be better.
    Kevin S Super Reviewer

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