That Wonderful Urge

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That Wonderful Urge
Poster of the movie That Wonderful Urge.jpg
Directed by Robert Sinclair
Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Fred Kohmar
Written by Jay Dratler
Starring Gene Tierney
Tyrone Power
Music by Cyril J. Mockridge
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Louis Loeffler
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 21, 1948 (1948-12-21)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,650,000[1]

That Wonderful Urge is a 1948 20th Century Fox screwball comedy film, directed by Robert Sinclair and starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney.[2][3] It is a remake of Love Is News (1937), which starred Power and Loretta Young.


A tabloid reporter (Power) uses a scheme to meet Sara Farley (Tierney), a grocery-store heiress he's been writing unflattering things about. He gets her to start talking about herself and finds her down to earth. Tierney assumes he's going to write more lies, so she announces to the press that the two of them are married. In trying to get the truth out, he loses his job; what follows is classic farce and the stakes escalate. Finally, he sues her for libel and the court takes it from there.



  1. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 223
  2. ^ Variety film review; November 24, 1948, page 6.
  3. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; November 27, 1948, page 190.

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