GenreComedy Music directorVictor Young, Sam Coslow WriterNorman Krasna LanguageEnglish
Release dateDecember 20, 1944 (1944-12-20) CastFred MacMurray (Daniel Bellamy), Claudette Colbert (Peggy Martin), Gil Lamb (Albert W. Beagell), Cecil Kellaway (Marvin P. Meglin), Robert Benchley (Judge Robert Simpson), Tom Powers (Commander Harry Harpe) Similar moviesRelated Mitchell Leisen movies
TaglineTHE SCREEN'S Practically Perfect COMEDY!
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Practically Yours is a 1944 comedic film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Norman Krasna, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.
When a young pilot, Daniel Bellamy, is presumed dead after crashbombing an enemy aircraft carrier, the footage of the crash and his presumably final reminiscence of walking in the park with 'Piggy' and kissing her on the nose is sent back home. A typographical error in transcribing his words becomes a tribute to heroism, while a girl who worked in his office, Peggy, is thought to be the object of his secret love. However, Dan returns home and in order to save embarrassment for both the girl and himself, he tries to keep up the pretense. Dan reveals that he was not speaking of a girl, but in fact he meant his dog. A series of comical mishaps ensue, leading to resolution of the misunderstanding. The resolution, however, is long coming.
Claudette Colbert as Peggy Martin
Fred MacMurray as Daniel Bellamy
Gil Lamb as Albert W. Beagell
Cecil Kellaway as Marvin P. Meglin
Robert Benchley as Judge Robert Simpson
Tom Powers as Commander Harry Harpe
Jane Frazee as Musical comedy star
Rosemary DeCamp as Ellen Macy
Isabel Randolph as Mrs. Meglin
Mikhail Rasumny as LaCrosse
Kitty Kelly as wife (uncredited)
Practically Yours was presented on Broadway Playhouse December 3, 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Gloria DeHaven.