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Tell It to the Judge

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Director  Norman Foster
Music director  Werner R. Heymann
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Producer  E. Maurice Adler
Language  English
Tell It to the Judge movie poster
Writer  Devery Freeman, Roland Kibbee
Release date  November 18, 1949 (1949-11-18)
Cast  Rosalind Russell (Marsha), Robert Cummings (Pete), Gig Young (Alexander), Marie McDonald (Ginger)
Similar movies  Date Night, Taxi, Collateral, 2 Days In Paris, Night on Earth, Taxi
Tagline  Rosalind returns to comedy...with a BANG!

Tell It to the Judge is a 1949 romantic comedy film starring Rosalind Russell as a divorcee who tries to get back her ex-husband, played by Robert Cummings.




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Appointed to be a federal judge, Marsha Meredith (Rosalind Russell) is questioned by a U.S. Senate committee, specifically about her divorce from lawyer Peter Webb (Robert Cummings).

Tell it to the Judge 1949 Rosalind Russell Dazzling Star

She returns home to Palm Beach, Florida, where soon Peter shows up to depose showgirl Ginger Simmons (Marie McDonald) for his defense of gangster George Ellerby (Douglass Dumbrille). In a fit of jealousy at spotting her ex-husband with another woman, Marsha picks up Alexander Darvac (Gig Young) in a bar and accompanies him to a gambling spot, which is raided.

Javas Journey Tell It to the Judge 1949 Comedy with Rosalind

Peter helps her escape notoriety. They steal a boat and hide out in a lighthouse, where they rekindle their romance. They remarry, but her grandfather, Judge Meredith (Harry Davenport), persuades them not to publicize that fact until the Senate confirms her appointment.

Tell it to the Judge 1949 Rosalind Russell Dazzling Star

Ellerby jumps bail. Ginger tries to take Peter to him and they are seen again by Marsha, who is furious. She invents a story to reporters, who have heard rumors about Marsha's new marriage. She claims she wed a man named Roogle (Clem Bevans) who died on their wedding night.

Marsha goes to her friend Kitty's cabin in the mountains to get away from the limelight. Peter, to get even, announces that Roogle is alive and on his way. Marsha ends up asking Darvac to pretend to be Roogle, but has to knock out Darvac when he tries to claim his privileges as her "husband."

In the end, after the confusion is sorted out, Marsha decides that if she has to choose, being married to Peter would make her happier than her career. She comes home and finds Ginger and Darvac knocked out in the closet.


  • Rosalind Russell as Marsha Meredith
  • Robert Cummings as Peter B. Webb
  • Gig Young as Alexander Darvac
  • Marie McDonald as Ginger Simmons
  • Harry Davenport as Judge MacKenzie Meredith
  • Fay Baker as Valerie Hobson
  • Katherine Warren as Kitty Lawton
  • Douglass Dumbrille as George Ellerby
  • Clem Bevans as Alonzo K. Roogle
  • Grandon Rhodes as Ken Craig
  • Maggie Hathaway as Maid
  • References

    Tell It to the Judge Wikipedia
    Tell It to the Judge IMDb Tell It to the Judge