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The Norton family is in a turmoil due to faultfinding grandma Louisa. Strongly urged to find outside interests, Louisa starts dating grocer Hammond; their necking among the teenagers shocks the latter (!), and Louisa's architect son Hal isn't too thrilled either. So what's to do when Hal's boss Mr. Burnside becomes a rival for Louisa's favors?Written by
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In her 2011 autobiography, Learning to Live Out Loud: A Memoir, Piper Laurie revealed that she lost her virginity to Ronald Reagan during the time they were filming this movie together. Reagan was in his 40s, while Laurie was still in her teens; in the movie, Reagan plays her father. See more »
Spring Byington is in the title role living with son Ronald Reagan and his family. Louisa is urged to get some interests outside the family, but be careful what you ask for.
Louisa ends up getting fought over romantically by charming grocer Henry Hammond (Edmund Gwenn) and Type-A tycoon (and Ronnie's boss) Abel Burnside (Charles Coburn). The guys are wonderful as immature cut-ups and Louisa's teen-aged granddaughter, Cathy (Piper Laurie, in her screen debut) and her brilliant geek boyfriend Jimmy,(Scotty Beckett) are a great contrast in young love. It all takes place in a town ironically called Pleasantville. Watch for the charming bit of Americana with the Community Square Dance and the 'dancing under the bar' competition. It's a hoot!
One creepy production side note: Piper Laurie admitted years later that she lost her bloom during the production (while she was in her teens) to the 40-ish rogue named Ronald Reagan who played her dad in the production. In all fairness she was 18 and he WAS between wives but still...
Recommended as a feel good film that proves some good things happened at Universal after the Laemmles lost the studio in 1936 and before Rock Hudson and Douglas Sirk showed up besides just Abbott and Costello.
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