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Brief Synopsis

Industrial designer Howard Osborne (Clifton Webb) wants his daughter Jacqueline (Anne Francis), shortened to Jake by her efficient-minded father, to follow in his footsteps and study abroad. But, following her graduation dance, she finds herself in the arms of and in love with her psychology professor, Matt Reagan (William Lundigan), and they decide to elope, telling only her godfather. He, when the Osbornes discovering Jake missing, tells them of her plans. They descend furiously on the Reagans, only to find Matt's father, (Tom (Charles Bickford), equally upset at the news. The two families, with a great dislike for each other, start off for a marriage mill across the state line, and join forces when the Reagan car breaks down. Meanwhile, Jake and Matt quarrel and decide they have made a mistake and start for home.

Cast & Crew

Henry Koster Director
Clifton Webb Howard Osborne
Anne Francis Jacqueline "Jake" Osborne
Charles Bickford Tom Reagan
William Lundigan Matt Reagan
Reginald Gardiner Roger Evans
Evelyn Varden Millie Reagan
Margalo Gillmore Claire Osborne
Tommy Rettig Daniel Reagan
Julia Dean Mrs. Simpson
Maude Wallace Mrs. Brenner

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 20 Dec 1951; Los Angeles opening: 21 Dec 1951
Release Date:  1951 Production Date:  EB* loaner #1031; UCLA has 35mm safety print R-FB0000052266, M18658;
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  81-82 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,348    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • Elopement

    BarnabusCollins4ever 2010-05-04

    Absolutely delightful old film! Clifton Webb's performance is outstanding, as usual, as is the rest of the cast. Laugh out loud funny and a definite... MORE>

  • Wonderful Cast and Great Laughs!

    reeses37 2007-09-14

    I happened to catch this movie 30 min into the plot and it wasn't long before I was hooked. I'm a little predjudiced in that I love Clifton Webb,... MORE>