One Sunday Afternoon (1948 film)

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This article is about the 1948 film. For the 1933 film starring Gary Cooper, see One Sunday Afternoon.
One Sunday Afternoon
Directed by Raoul Walsh
Written by Robert L. Richards
Based on One Sunday Afternoon 
by James Hagan
Starring Dennis Morgan
Janis Paige
Cinematography Wilfred M. Cline
Sidney Hickox
Edited by Christian Nyby
Release dates
January 1, 1949
Running time
90 min
Country United States
Language English

One Sunday Afternoon is a 1948 musical film directed by Raoul Walsh, and starring Dennis Morgan and Janis Paige.[1]

The film is based on James Hagan's play of the same name, which was produced on Broadway in 1933.[2][3] This picture was the play's third film adaptation. The first, 1933 adaptation starred Gary Cooper. The second was The Strawberry Blonde (1941) starring James Cagney, Olivia DeHavilland and Rita Hayworth, and also directed by Walsh. While the plot of the third adaptation is the same as the others, it does have a significant number of changes.



This film is a musical remake of the The Strawberry Blonde (1941), with some updates like an automobile for the first date instead of a horse and carriage. The tunes include "In My Merry Oldsmobile". Dennis Morgan stars in the leading role James Cagney had played in the earlier version, with Don DeFore in the role of the pseudo friend previously played by Jack Carson.

Radio adaptation[edit]

One Sunday Afternoon was presented on Philip Morris Playhouse February 24, 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Hume Cronyn and Southern Methodist University student Ann Wedgeworth.[4]


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  2. ^ One Sunday Afternoon at the Internet Broadway Database
  3. ^ Hagan, James (1933). One Sunday Afternoon. S. French. OCLC 2272619. 
  4. ^ Kirby, Walter (February 24, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 38. Retrieved May 28, 2015 – via  open access publication - free to read

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