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Welcome Stranger (film)

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Director  Elliott Nugent
Cinematography  Lionel Lindon
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Costume design  Edith Head
Language  English
Welcome Stranger (film) movie poster
Cast  Bing Crosby (Dr. James 'Jim' Pearson), Joan Caulfield (Trudy Mason), Barry Fitzgerald (Dr. Joseph McRory), Wanda Hendrix (Emily Walters), Frank Faylen (Bill Walters), Elizabeth Patterson (Mrs. Gilley)
Release date  June 13, 1947
Writer  Frank Butler (story), N. Richard Nash (adaptation), Arthur Sheekman (adaptation), Arthur Sheekman (screenplay)
Similar movies  Up, The Lost World, The Lost World, The Lost World, The Lost World, The Lost World
Tagline  They're Back!... They're Better! FIRST TIME TOGETHER SINCE

Welcome Stranger is a 1947 film directed by Elliott Nugent. It stars Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, and Joan Caulfield. It was filmed in Hollywood with location shots at Munz Lakes during February to April 1946. Elliott Nugent appeared in one scene as a doctor sent to examine Barry Fitzgerald and that scene was directed by Billy Wilder.


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Welcome Stranger (film) Kevins Movie Corner Welcome Stranger

Crusty Dr. McRory (Barry Fitzgerald) of Fallbridge, Maine, hires a replacement for his vacation sight unseen. Alas, he and young singing doctor Jim Pearson (Bing Crosby) don't hit it off, but Pearson is delighted to stay, once he meets teacher Trudy Mason (Joan Caulfield). The locals, taking their cue from McRory, cold-shoulder Pearson, especially Trudy's stuffy fiancée. But then, guess who needs an emergency appendectomy.


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  • Bing Crosby as Dr. James 'Jim' Pearson
  • Joan Caulfield as Trudy Mason
  • Barry Fitzgerald as Dr. Joseph McRory
  • Wanda Hendrix as Emily Walters
  • Frank Faylen as Bill Walters
  • Elizabeth Patterson as Mrs. Gilley
  • Robert Shayne as Roy Chesley
  • Percy Kilbride as Nat Dorkas
  • Clarence Muse as Clarence
  • Elliott Nugent as Dr. White
  • Release and Reception


    The film was given the biggest advertising campaign for a Paramount film since For Whom the Bell Tolls. The New York premiere was held on August 6, 1947 at the Paramount and in its initial release period in the USA, the film took in $6.1 million in rentals. The reviewer for Variety had seen the film at the Los Angeles tradeshow in April and commented: "Welcome Stranger should find the boxoffice path easy treading. It’s crammed with all the ingredients that make for popular entertainment. . . Crosby and Fitzgerald take obvious pleasure in their friendly antagonist roles as young and old doctors... The New York Times felt that that film did not compare favorably with the previous Crosby / Fitzgerald success Going My Way. However they considered that both men "tower over the script through sheer personality, and especially is this true in Mr. Crosby’s case, for Mr. Sheekman has not invested the character of Jim Pearson with much substance. Mr. Fitzgerald’s Doc McRory is a more rounded individual, and he does have some quaintly flavorsome dialogue—“blatherskite” is one of his less endearing terms for the young assistant. Joan Caulfield is lovely and competent as the teacher...


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  • "Smile Right Back at the Sun"
  • "Country Style (Square Dance)"
  • "My Heart Is a Hobo"
  • " As Long As I'm Dreaming"

  • Welcome Stranger (film) Kevins Movie Corner Welcome Stranger

    All of the songs were written by Jimmy Van Heusen (music) and Johnny Burke (lyrics) and sung by Bing Crosby. Burke and Van Heusen also wrote "Smack in the Middle of Maine" for the film but it was not used.

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    Crosby recorded all of the songs for Decca Records and these were issued on a 2-disc, 78 rpm album titled "Selections from Welcome Stranger". The songs were also included in the Bing's Hollywood series.


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