GenreMusical, Romance Costume designLeah Rhodes CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 1, 1949 Based onOne Sunday Afternoon
by James Hagan WriterJames Hagan (play), Robert L. Richards CastDennis Morgan (Timothy L. "Biff" Grimes), Dorothy Malone (Amy Lind), Janis Paige (Virginia Brush), Don DeFore (Hugo Barnstead), Ben Blue (Nick), Oscar O'Shea (Toby) Similar moviesBirdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Django Unchained, Aladdin, Finding Nemo
The film is based on James Hagan's play of the same name, which was produced on Broadway in 1933. This picture was the play's third film adaptation. The first, 1933 adaptation starred Gary Cooper. The second was The Strawberry Blonde (1941) starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland and Rita Hayworth, and also directed by Walsh. While the plot of the third adaptation is the same as the others, it does have a significant number of changes.
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Dennis Morgan as Timothy L. 'Biff' Grimes
Janis Paige as Virginia Brush
Don DeFore as Hugo Barnstead
Dorothy Malone as Amy Lind (singing voice was dubbed by Marion Morgan)
Ben Blue as Nick
Alan Hale, Jr. as Marty
This film is a musical remake of The Strawberry Blonde (1941), with some updates like an automobile for the first date instead of a horse and carriage. The tunes include "In My Merry Oldsmobile". Dennis Morgan stars in the leading role James Cagney had played in the earlier version, with Don DeFore in the role of the pseudo friend previously played by Jack Carson.
One Sunday Afternoon was presented on Philip Morris Playhouse February 24, 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Hume Cronyn and Southern Methodist University student Ann Wedgeworth.