John Loves Mary
|John Loves Mary|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David Butler|
|Produced by||Jerry Wald|
|Screenplay by||Henry Ephron
|Based on||John Loves Mary '47 play
by Norman Krasna
|Music by||David Buttolph|
|Cinematography||J. Peverell Marley|
|Edited by||Irene Morra|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
John Loves Mary is a 1949 comedy film directed by David Butler and written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron. The film stars Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal and Jack Carson. The film was released by Warner Bros. on February 19, 1949. It is based on the Broadway play John Loves Mary written by Norman Krasna, Feb 04, 1947 - Feb 07, 1948 at the Booth Theatre and Music Box Theatre, New York, NY.
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John Lawrence (Ronald Reagan) is a returning GI. Mary McKinley (Patricia Neal in her film debut) is the girl he left behind. But their reunion will have to wait: John has returned with cockney war bride Lilly Herbish (Virginia Field) in tow. It seems that John married Lilly as a favor to get her into the U.S., intending to divorce her so that she can wed her true love, John's old pal Fred Taylor (Jack Carson).
- Ronald Reagan as John Lawrence
- Patricia Neal as Mary McKinley
- Jack Carson as Fred Taylor
- Wayne Morris as Lt. Victor O'Leary
- Edward Arnold as Sen. James McKinley
- Virginia Field as Lilly Herbish
- Katharine Alexander as Phyllis McKinley
- Paul Harvey as Gen. Biddle
- Ernest Cossart as Oscar Dugan
- Hal Erickson. "John Loves Mary (1949) - David Butler | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related". AllMovie. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- The Broadway League. "John Loves Mary | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved 2015-05-08.
- John Loves Mary at the Internet Broadway Database
- John Loves Mary at the Internet Movie Database
- John Loves Mary at AllMovie
- John Loves Mary at the TCM Movie Database
- John Loves Mary at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Review of film at Variety
- 1953 Best Plays radio adaptation of original play at Internet Archive