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Perfect Strangers (1950)

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The Ben Hecht-Charles MacArthur Broadway comedy Ladies and Gentlemen formed the basis of the Warner Bros. laughspinner Perfect Strangers. The title characters are Terry Scott and David Campbell, played by Ginger Rogers and Dennis Morgan. She's a divorcee, he's a husband and father. Terry and David are thrown together by fate -- or rather, the LA judicial system. While serving as jurors on a murder trial, the two fall in love. Ironically, the woman on trial allegedly killed her husband because he'd asked for a divorce. The seriocomic tension develops on two levels: will juror Isobel Bradford (Margolo Gillmore) be able to sway the others to vote for the death penalty, and will Terry and David continue to pursue their romance at the expense of the happiness of others?more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
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Written By: Edith R. Sommer, George Oppenheimer
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Cast

Ginger Rogers
as Theresa (Terry) Scot...
Dennis Morgan
as David Campbell
Thelma Ritter
as Lena Fassler
Paul Ford
as Judge James Byron
Margalo Gillmore
as Isobel Bradford
Anthony Ross
as Robert Fisher
Alan Reed Sr.
as Harry Patullo
George Chandler
as Lester Hubley
Frank Conlan
as John Brokaw
Charles Meredith
as Lyle Pettijohn
Frances Charles
as Eileen Marcher
Marjorie Bennett
as Mrs. Moore
Paul McVey
as District Attorney
Edith Evanson
as Mary Travers
Whit Bissell
as Defense Attorney
Sumner Getchell
as John Simon
Ford Rainey
as Ernest Craig
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Wilson
Alan Wood
as Clerk of Court
Ronnie Tyler
as Newsboy
Max Mellinger
as Official
Ezelle Poule
as Secretary
Michael Lally
as Court Steno
Charles Lind
as Thomas Luscomb
Ned Glass
as O'Hanlon
Paul Dubov
as Vonderheit
Joe Kerr
as Doctor
John Albright
as Reporter
Frank Marlowe
as Reporter
Eddie Coke
as Reporter
Lou Marcelle
as TV Announcer
Richard Kipling
as Autopsy Surgeon
Sidney Dubin
as Chemist
Art Miles
as Sheriff
Richard Bartell
as Weatherman
Frank Cady
as Geologist
Hugh Murray
as Minister
Pat Mitchell
as Newsboy
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Ginger & Dennis are pretty stiff as jurors in love but the supporting cast especially the dynamite Thelma Ritter make this enjoyable.

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