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Invitation (1952)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 1952 (Australia)
Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

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Paul Osborn, Jerome Weidman (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Van Johnson ... Daniel I. 'Dan' Pierce
Dorothy McGuire ... Ellen Bowker Pierce
Ruth Roman ... Maud Redwick
Louis Calhern ... Simon Bowker
Ray Collins ... Dr. Warren Pritchard
Michael Chekhov ... Dr. Fromm
Lisa Golm ... Agnes, the Maid
Diane Cassidy Diane Cassidy ... Molly Eaton
Stapleton Kent ... George, the Gardener
Barbara Ruick ... Sarah
Norman Field Norman Field ... Arthur, the Chauffeur
Matt Moore ... Paul, the Butler
Pat Conway ... Bill (as Patrick Conway)
Alex Gerry ... Professor Redwick
Lucille Curtis Lucille Curtis ... Mrs. Redwick
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Storyline

Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1952 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

R.S.V.P. See more »

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Budget:

$1,020,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Helen Rose who designed Dorothy McGuire's wedding gown in this film, also designed Grace Kelly's gown for her 1956 wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco The McGuire gown appears to be an earlier version Grace Kelly's wedding dress. See more »

Quotes

Maud Redwick: [to Ellen] Maybe I'm slow. Maybe you can explain it to me. Nobody knows better than you that I was in love with Dan. And suddenly without any warning he married you. How should I feel?
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Soundtracks

Invitation
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Played during the opening credits and here and there throughout the film
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VERY GOOD"CHICK FLICK"
1 March 2002 | by olddiscsSee all my reviews

I hate this expression, because I dont categorize film by gender, etc. a good movie is a good movie thats it However, it is appropriate to use in this case.... A very good film never heard of/ once again, Thank You TCM.... another sleepless night... I got hooked immediately. Dorothy McGuire was such a special actress, always good !! beautiful and elegant, this film was geared for her special talents..Beautiful MGM production, with excellent cast, Van Johnson as the husband, who must eventually proove his love; Ruth Roman, in a very "bitchy" role,, as the "other woman", with a twist,, she plays this role extremely well also; and Louis Calhern as the very rich aristocratic overloving father. Good cast / good storyline/ started at 2AM in my area, could not get back to sleep, and my VCR was not on.. Glad I watched... Dorothy McGuire was a treasure!!


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