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That Certain Feeling (1956)

| Comedy | July 1956 (USA)
Divorced comic strip cartoonist Francis X. Dignan is hired as a ghost-writer by pompous client Larry Larkin who happens to be the fiancé of Dignan's ex-wife.

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William Altman (screenplay), Eleanor Brooke (play) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Francis X. Dignan
Eva Marie Saint ... Dunreath Henry
George Sanders ... Larry Larkin
Pearl Bailey ... Augusta aka Gussie
David Lewis ... Joe Wickes
Al Capp ... Al Capp
Jerry Mathers ... Norman Taylor
Herbert Rudley ... Doctor Summers
Florenz Ames ... Senator Winston
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Storyline

When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for his ex-wife, who happens to be Larkin's secretary and soon-to-be wife. Written by laird-3

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ALL THE ALL-OUT LAUGHTER THAT MADE IT A SMASH HIT ON THE BROADWAY STAGE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

King of Hearts See more »

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Hope Enterprises, P & F See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"That Certain Feeling" originated on Broadway under its original title "King of Hearts" with Cloris Leachman and Jackie Cooper in the Saint and Hope roles. See more »

Quotes

Francis X. Dignan: When I was thirteen I had typhoid fever. When I got over it, I was bald for a while. Pink and shiny and bald. Everybody laughed at me. And I had a hassle with a kid whose old man was my old man's boss. He called me "Erich von Stroheim" for the third time and I let him have it.
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Connections

Featured in The Patti Page Show: Episode #1.2 (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
Written by James F. Hanley
Performed by Pearl Bailey
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Old Ski Nose and the Beaver
1 August 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

For some reason this particular Bob Hope feature is hard to get, not out on any media and hasn't been seen in years. One hopes this will be corrected soon.

That Certain Feeling is a romantic triangle where George Sanders is in need of a ghost writer to help with his comic strip which ratings have fallen off. Fiancé Eva Marie Saint gives him a suggestion, her former husband Bob Hope who's another cartoonist but down on his luck. She also doesn't tell Sanders about her history with Hope.

George Sanders is his usual cad, but with elements of comedy. He's completely oblivious to all around him, a typical narcissist. Do you remember that in Woman Of The Year Katharine Hepburn wanted to adopt a child? Sanders decides the same thing and young Jerry Mathers is sent for. But the self centered Sanders doesn't have time for him and the future Beaver bonds with Hope.

Presiding over all of this is Pearl Bailey playing a very wise maid who gets some songs to sing, the title song, Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart and Hit The Road To Dreamland. Again Sanders doesn't know he's being subverted by his own hired help, he's so full of himself.

With Pearl Bailey who steals the film the right people get together in That Certain Feeling. Hope this one comes out, my bootleg was atrocious this film needs restoration.


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