It Had to Be You (1947 film)
|It Had to Be You|
|Directed by||Don Hartman
|Produced by||Don Hartman|
|Written by||Allen Boretz
|Screenplay by||Melvin Frank
|Music by||Arthur Morton
|Cinematography||Vincent J. Farrar
|Editing by||Gene Havlick|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||98 minutes|
It Had to Be You is a 1947 romantic comedy film directed by Don Hartman and Rudolph Maté, starring Ginger Rogers and Cornel Wilde.
A marriage-shy sculptor meets the boy of her childhood dreams, now a firefighter.
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Victoria Stafford (Ginger Rogers), a wealthy girl who has been engaged three times, and has three times backed out at the altar. Determined to wed her fourth fiancé, Oliver H.P. Harrington (Ron Randell), Victoria is on the verge of saying "yes", when suddenly she sees the vision of her "dream lover," George (Cornel Wilde), whom she has envisioned since childhood.
- Ginger Rogers as Victoria Stafford
- Cornel Wilde as George McKesson/Johnny Blaine
- Ron Randell as Oliver H.P. Harrington
- Percy Waram as Mr. Stafford
- Spring Byington as Mrs. Stafford
- Thurston Hall as Mr. Harrington
- Charles Evans as Dr. Parkinson
- Carol Nugent as Victoria at age 6 (uncredited)
- Judy Nugent as Victoria at age 5 (uncredited)
- Billy Bevan as Evans, the Butler
- Frank Orth as Train Conductor Brow
- Anna Q. Nilsson as Saleslady
Ginger Rogers, in her autobiography, Ginger: My Story: "[It was] a very amusing script about a girl who backs out of four marriages. In the end she finds the answer to her dreams and the reason for her vacillation. The 'answer' was played by Cornel Wilde, who usually appeared in robust adventure roles. I must say, he marched into the picture as though he had done farce all his life. Spring Byington played my mother..., and I got to act for a few moments with Anna Q. Nilsson.
- It Had to Be You at the Internet Movie Database
- It Had to Be You at the TCM Movie Database
- It Had to Be You at allmovie
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