Perfect Strangers

  • 1950
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Ladislaus Bus-Fekete, a Hungarian author responsible for many Hollywood stories, wrote a play which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur adapted for the US stage. It was turned into this film, with less than glowing results, by screenwriter Edith Sommer. Two stories take place side by side as Rogers and Morgan are jurors at a murder trial. Much of the action...read more

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Ladislaus Bus-Fekete, a Hungarian author responsible for many Hollywood stories, wrote a play which Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur adapted for the US stage. It was turned into this film, with less than glowing results, by screenwriter Edith Sommer. Two stories take place side by side as

Rogers and Morgan are jurors at a murder trial. Much of the action takes place in the jury room and the secondary characters are more interesting than the stars. Rogers is a divorcee, Morgan is a married man, and in the course of the trial the two fall in love, then go their separate ways when

their jury duty is over. All the laughs come from the others on the love-nest triangle panel. Ritter is a pregnant housewife with an IQ that's lower than her shoe size, Reed is a barber, Ross is a Casanova, Meredith and Freeman are two pigheaded types, Bennett just knits like Madame De Farge, and

Gillmore is the woman who wants the accused to go to the chair because of her own grudge against the wealthy husband who left her. There are some cute lines and a good stage performance by Rogers, but the picture is hardly more than a stage play with cameras rolling. It's sort of "Twelve

Not-So-Angry Men (and Women)" and little more.

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