Greetings from VKMfanHuey!!!
Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1950 Warner Brothers film, Perfect Strangers!!!
Ginger plays Terry Scott, your typical LA housewife (in the late 1940's anyway...) who is summoned for jury duty. As luck would have it, she meets fellow juror David Campbell (Dennis Morgan), and of course they fall for each other quite rapidly while sequestered... but their current 'statuses' as married (David) and separated (Terry) are quite the obstacle to this budding romance... the fact that they are serving over a case where a man allegedly kills his wife to be with another woman is not helping their situation... and that may factor in their plans post-trial...
Please note the 'menu' above, which has various information regarding the film; to the right (just below the Gingerology link) there are additional links regarding the film.
Please feel free to leave a comment with any general info, links, pics, or just to say hi!
...And be sure to check out our 'main' site, Gingerology - just click on the Ginger pic to the right. There you'll find a list of ALL of Ginger Rogers' films; click on any one, and you will be directed to a 'dedicated' blog about that film (not unlike this blog).
Keep It Gingery, y'all!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Well, of course, we HAVE to get these two kids together, right?
Of course, the jury is required to be sequestered, and Terry and David try to hide together in plain sight from the rest of the jury... without too much success. The trial itself deals with the death of a woman who is allegedly killed by her hub who wanted a divorce to get with another woman... the 'extra-marital' nature of the case obviously eats at both Terry and David, who are falling further and further into each other by the day, yet knowing they will have to make up their mind... they MUST make up their mind... wait, we've already seen that film...
With that, it is overall a drama, but... some 'comoc relief' is provided by other characters scattered throughout... Tery and David have a few cute / funny moments as well... one was when Terry sits down at the lunch table across from David, and is cleaning everything... and mesmerizes David in the process... love her expression when she realizes she has... mesmerized...
...here's another one which is not funny, necessarily... but interesting, when Terry does a 'faux faint' in front of one of the jurors to prove a point about the case... to me the coolest part of this is that Ginger REALLY looks like she is zonking...(our girl is SO talented...) so with that, the GIF is an interesting loop...
But the final GIF loop (which I am just digging a HEAP, y'all...) was captured at the first of the film, when Terry is unsuccessfully trying to talk her way out of jury duty, even as she was given the waiver... this GIF captures some of the essential GingerExpressions which just grab hold of me and NEVER lets go...the raised eyebrow floors me every time...
Well, that's about it... Ginger is touching 40 in this film, and is so radiant and perky... and shows so much range... she's just a great actress, y'all... and don't let ANYONE try to say otherwise. Her role is as a 'ordinary' woman, but it is so engaging... I truly LOVE these types of roles for her, as one gets a feeling this is really how Ginger IS... or at least the general 'essence' of her personality... which is priceless!
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Great research of locales for Perfect Strangers
...I've always wondered how many of those buildings, especially the Municipal building Ginger walks into, are still out there...great to know lots of them still are... but some alas are no longer.
The coolest analysis here is the scene where the jury has to go to the 'scene of the crime' for a re-enactment, on a mountaintop... cool that it was an actual site shoot and not a 'film backdrop' in a studio... and RC does a great job of verifying all the structures below the site...
Be sure to mosey over to RC's site and tell him VKMfanHuey sent ya!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Warner Brothers has FINALLY released "Perfect Strangers" on DVD!!! (Think they may be reading our stuff over here??? if so...Thanks, cool WB folks!!! ...Now, not to push it, but..Hat Check Girl is sorely needed, y'all!!! :-) )
Here is the link:
...Keep in mind that these DVDs are 'bare bones' releases - just the movie, no extras or scene selections... but this is a big one, as far as Gingerologists go, since for whatever reason, this one has been a tough one to find... it might not be a very good movie, but, if Ginger is in it, I'm there!!!
And, for any of the newer folks on the site, please be aware there are other Ginger movies available in this WB archive series - 'Tom, Dick and Harry', 'Once Upon a Honeymoon', 'Weekend at the Waldorf', and 'Having a Wonderful Time'... plus mucho other old movies of interest...
...I'd say it was a good day! (dancing a hole into the floor...)
Jwalker - VKMfan - PG Giza... :-)
PS... Sorry, but as you probably guessed, this is a 'Region One' DVD ONLY... sad to say. Wish they would make it a 'Universal DVD' (Region zero, I believe)... Since these are somewhat 'limited' as to sales, I would just think there would not be much of an issue regarding piracy... would probably make more making it available to all against any loss from 'copying'... oh well, hope everyone can obtain this one in some manner!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
...just an 'initial post' in order to field any comments you may have regarding this blog... look for future posts over time, which will also be noted on the Gingerology home site.
Until then... thanks for dropping by, and...
Keep It Gingery!!! (KIG)!!!