Here Comes The Groom

Crosby is a news reporter returning from France with two orphans in tow, must find a wife in five days or lose the kids. He goes to his old flame, Wyman, and finds that she is set to marry millionaire Tone. Crosby uses the two orphans and his singing to recapture Wyman's heart, but it's an uphill battle against Tone's $40 million. A bright comedy with Crosby...read more

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Crosby is a news reporter returning from France with two orphans in tow, must find a wife in five days or lose the kids. He goes to his old flame, Wyman, and finds that she is set to marry millionaire Tone. Crosby uses the two orphans and his singing to recapture Wyman's heart, but it's an

uphill battle against Tone's $40 million. A bright comedy with Crosby at his unflappable best and Capra developing full-bodied characters and situations, this film boasts a well-structured script and fine performances from Wyman, Tone, and Crosby.

Capra owed Paramount two films but the studio allowed him to take over this property from producer Irving Asher who originally planned to have Richard Haydn direct; this single production would make up for Capra's commitment. The gifted director brought in Wyman who used her own fine singing voice

and showed off her long legs in glamorous costuming. He also brought in Smith, a six-foot actress who had been difficult to cast in the past. She was so tall that she had to stoop or slouch when playing opposite actors such as Humphrey Bogart or Charles Boyer, and stand barefoot in full shots. The

always innovative Capra exploited her height by having Crosby crack in the film: "You're the most gorgeous first baseman I ever played against!" Predictable, but perfectly fine.

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