Friday, April 9, 2010

Come Live With Me(1941).

Come Live With Me(1941). A romantic comedy film starring James Stewart and Hedy Lamarr.

A native of Vienna, Austria Johnny Jones, is having an affair with married man named, Barton Kendrick. An officer from the Department of Immigration, tells her that she will be deported because her passport expired, but if she can get married within a week, she can stay.

Down-on-his-luck writer, Bill Smith runs into Jones in a diner, where she explains to him that she needs to marry an American citizen within a week and she would pay him $17.80 each week.

Two months later, Smith begins writing a book about their marriage.

Kendrick tells Jones, that he is leaving his wife and wants to marry her. She tells Bill she wants a divorce, which he agrees to. Smith, finishes his book and sends it to Kendrick's publishing company, where Kendrick's wife Diane, shows the book to Kendrick and he realizes that Smith is Jones' husband.

After seeing Kendrick's reaction to the book, his wife realizes that the book is real and he has been having an affair. Mrs. Kendrick wants to see if Jones' is really in love with her husband.

Smith buys a new car and wants Jones to go on a trip with him before he signs the divorce papers.

Will they fall in love while on their trip?

This is a wonderful romantic and sentimental movie. Jimmy Stewart's grandma in the movie is priceless.

Verree Teasdale (March 15, 1903 – February 17, 1987), trained as a stage actress at the New York School of Expression. She first appeared on Broadway in 1924-1932.

After co-starring in the play, The Constant Wife with Ethel Barrymore in 1926-27, she was offered a film contract, and her first film, Syncopation(1929).

Teasdale appeared older than she was, which allowed her to play bored society wives, scheming other women and second leads in comedies such as, Roman Scandals (1933).

In 1935 she married actor Adolphe Menjou, and they remained together until his death in 1963.

Teasdale and Menjou performed together in two films: The Milky Way (1936) and Turnabout(1940), and they were also co-hosts of a syndicated radio program in the late 1940's and early 1950's.


  1. Dawn I've got this on the DVR I hope to watch it this weekend.

  2. Paul, Please let me know how you liked it.

  3. Dawn, I missed this, too...but am a James Stewart fan and always liked the stunning Hedi, too. I'll need to check the schedule more closely.

  4. Very cute movie and Hedy had very good chemistry with James Stewart.

  5. Dawn ,I just watched this, but my kids made so much NOISE through the whole film that I'll have to rewatch it. First Impressions. James is very funny, love the sence when he's "Packing for Hedy. Hedy looks wonderful. And "grandma", steals the film. Let's see if I feel the same way when I rewatch it.

  6. Paul, The same thing happens around here..


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