Practically Yours

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Practically Yours
PracticallyYours poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMitchell Leisen
Produced byMitchell Leisen
Harry Tugend (associate producer)
Written byNorman Krasna
StarringClaudette Colbert
Fred MacMurray
Music bySam Coslow
Victor Young
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byDoane Harrison
Release date
  • December 20, 1944 (1944-12-20)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$1.2 million[1]

Practically Yours is a 1944 comedic film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Norman Krasna, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.


When a young pilot, Daniel Bellamy, is presumed dead after crashbombing an enemy aircraft carrier, the footage of the crash and his presumably final reminiscence of walking in the park with 'Piggy' and kissing her on the nose is sent back home. A typographical error in transcribing his words becomes a tribute to heroism, while a girl who worked in his office, Peggy, is thought to be the object of his secret love. However, Dan returns home and in order to save embarrassment for both the girl and himself, he tries to keep up the pretense. Dan reveals that he was not speaking of a girl, but in fact he meant his dog. A series of comical mishaps ensue, leading to resolution of the misunderstanding. The resolution, however, is long coming.


Radio adaptation[edit]

Practically Yours was presented on Broadway Playhouse December 3, 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Gloria DeHaven.[2]


  1. ^ BLITHE SPENDTHRIFT: Parisian Lady By THOMAS M. PRYOR. New York Times 8 Apr 1945: 41.
  2. ^ Kirby, Walter (November 30, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 48. Retrieved June 14, 2015 – via open access

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