That Wonderful Urge
|That Wonderful Urge|
|Directed by||Robert B. Sinclair|
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck and Fred Kohmar|
|Written by||Jay Dratler|
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Cinematography||Charles G. Clarke|
|Edited by||Louis Loeffler|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
That Wonderful Urge is a 1948 20th Century Fox screwball comedy film directed by Robert B. Sinclair and starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. It is a remake of Love Is News (1937), which stars Power and Loretta Young.
Newspaper reporter Thomas Jefferson Tyler writes a series of unflattering articles under the title "The Life and Loves of Sara Farley", infuriating the wealthy grocery-store heiress target of his stories. He impersonates a small-town newspaper manager named "Tom Thomas" sympathetic to her plight and maneuvers to get her to talk about herself. He finds her down to earth and writes a much different article about her. However, Sara finds out about the deception and tells the press that the two of them got married and that she gave him a million dollars. When Duffy, Tom's editor, reads the story, he promptly fires Tom. Hijinks ensue as Tom tries to clear himself. Eventually, he sues Sara for libel.
- Gene Tierney as Sara Farley
- Tyrone Power as Thomas Jefferson Tyler
- Reginald Gardiner as Count Andre De Guyon
- Arleen Whelan as Jessica Woods
- Lucile Watson as Aunt Cornelia Farley
- Gene Lockhart as Judge Parker
- Lloyd Gough as Duffy, Chronicle Editor
- Porter Hall as Attorney Ketchell
- Richard Gaines as Whitson - Farley's Executive
- Taylor Holmes as Attorney Rice
- Chill Wills as Homer Beggs, Justice of the Peace in Monroe Township
- Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 223
- "Top Grossers of 1949". Variety. 4 January 1950. p. 59.
- Variety film review; November 24, 1948, page 6.
- Harrison's Reports film review; November 27, 1948, page 190.
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