It Happens Every Thursday (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

It Happens Every Thursday (1953)

TOMATOMETER

——

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Excluding a brace of 1980s TV-movie appearances, It Happens Every Thursday was the final feature film appearance of Loretta Young. As radiantly beautiful at 40 as she'd been as a teen-aged ingenue, Young plays Jane McAvoy, the pregnant wife of big-city newspaper reporter Bob McAvoy (John Forsythe). Tired of the urban rat race, Bob moves to a small California town and assumes ownership of a just-getting-by weekly paper. It's a hand-to-mouth existence for the first few editions, and the situation isn't remedied by the cloistered, resentful behavior of the local citizenry. The outcome of the plot hinges on a publicity stunt engineered by Bob: an attempt to artificially create rain for the drought-ridden community. The well-chosen supporting cast of It Happens Every Thursday includes Edgar Buchanan, Jimmy Conlin, Willard Waterman, and in her last film, Gladys George.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Universal

Cast

Loretta Young
as Jane MacAvoy
John Forsythe
as Bob MacAvoy
Frank McHugh
as Fred Hawley
Gregg Palmer
as Chet Dunne
Harvey Grant
as Steve McAvoy
Jimmy Conlin
as Matthew
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Spatch
Gladys George
as Mrs. Holmes
Regis Toomey
as Mayor Hull
Willard Waterman
as Myron Trout
Edith Evanson
as Mrs. Peterson
Kathryn Card
as Mrs. Dow
Eddy Waller
as Bartlett
Laureen Perreau
as Baby McAvoy
Edward Earle
as Van Fleet
Dennis Weaver
as President, Chamber of Commerce
Madge Blake
as Clubwoman
Sylvia Sims
as Woman
Francis Ford
as Old Gentleman
Sylvia Syms
as Woman
Rudy Lee
as Cub Scout
George Ramsey
as Vendor
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for It Happens Every Thursday

There are no critic reviews yet for It Happens Every Thursday. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for It Happens Every Thursday

½

A very sweet and simple film about a young couple who buy a small town paper and their struggles getting it to be profitable. Good performances, especially from the supporting cast. Edgar Buchanan, Frank McHugh Jane Darwell and Gladys George are all wonderful. Light and entertaining.

James Higgins
James Higgins

It Happens Every Thursday Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss It Happens Every Thursday on our Movie forum!

News & Features