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

GingerBinge Summer 2016...

...continues with Perfect Strangers!
...well, this one really surprised me as to how much I enjoyed it... I have watched it a few times previously, and it's pretty obvious I was just focusing on... well, duh... but this is a pretty well thought-out film with some awesome character actors / actresses scattered throughout.
Ginger plays 'Everywoman' Terry Scott, who is far too honest and caring to weasel her way out of jury duty... and thus, is assigned to a murder case, along with a bunch of other folks (twelve, to be exact)... with one of those being 'Everyman' David Campbell (Dennis Morgan), who seems like a pretty decent sort of guy...
Well, of course, we HAVE to get these two kids together, right?
... but, there's those pesky 'pre-existing conditions' each is encumbered with... Terry, although separated, is still... fettered... and David is married, but... pondering... and Terry is a WHOLE lot to ponder over...

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... 
There's enough 'nested loop sequester' occurring between the two to allow things to get ...well, as we all KNEW they would get... and the end... well... anyone remember that song "If Loving You is Wrong, I Don't Want to be Right?" Well, that wasn't on this film's soundtrack... so hence the "Oh-fer-2" moniker hung on Mr. Morgan... this one is a bit different from Gooberhead Wyn, as you WANTED to see them together in this case...

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...'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!

Well, thanks for being patent the last week or so... multiple things cropping up here and there got in the way of the GingerBinge Summer... but should be able to get back on track!

KIG, Y'all!!!


Sunday, May 18, 2014

...check this AWESOME post regarding locales for PS...

...this is a VERY extensive post from Robby Cress' great blog "Dear Old Hollywood" regarding the locale shots for Perfect Strangers...

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!

KIG, y'all!


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Archive Post #1 - from Gingerology, originally posted October 6, 2009

...BIG NEWS!!!


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:,default,pd.html?cgid=ARCHIVENEW

...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!


  1. Did you know that you can vote for a movie to be released on DVD at
  2. Well, well! Nothing to see that movies of our dear Ginger are being released in DVD *insert here a big happy smile* Fantastic news, Jwalker! thanks for keep us informed about them.
  3. OH, I'd love to see this one! Dennis Morgan & Ginger Rogers are a good pair :)
  4. YAYYYYY! Celebratry dancing backwards and in high heels o cours!!! XX
  5. Glad to be the bearer of good news, y'all!
    ...well, it is 'en route' to the house as we speak (well, supposedly up to 7 business days, but they are pretty good at getting it here)... I think 2 or 3 of y'all already have this one SOMEHOW, ;-) but I am fine with just ordering it from WB... if anything, to support the 'promotion', and hopefully get MORE Ginger movies out for the masses... :-)

    AC - I have seen the deal over on TCM about voting for a 'movie to DVD'...thanks for reminding me about it - I was wanting to at least put a 'request' in...what say we all go over there and 'stuff the ballot box' for Hat Check Girl???

    It's a nice day of celebration in the World of Gingerology... if I could dance, I would, y'all!
    I CAN just jump up and down, whilst 'hoopin' and hollerin', tho!!!

  6. I think this occasion merits a few steps of the Charleston in celebration!
  7. "what say we all go over there and 'stuff the ballot box' for Hat Check Girl???"
    THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING FOR TWO MONTHS! And last time I checked it was still at #600. >:(
    I was telling someone the other week to go do this. But you have to provide an e-mail address so the same potentially the same person can't vote... good thing I have about 30 crap e-mail addresses. :D

  8. Yay!!! They finally released it!!

    It is time for a celebration for all GR fans!!!haha..
  9. ...BTW, Greetings to the new 'followers' (i.e., budding Gingerologists), Tom, Kate Gabrielle, and Merriam! Glad to have you aboard! Hopefully the site will prove to be entrtaining, informative, and interesting for you... and please feel free to interact...we are yakkers over here!!!

  10. Lauren... I will get over to TCM, el Pronto - I thought about doing a 'contact us' on there, and just request HCG... if even 2 or 3 send in asking about it, they may hunt down HCG and show it one day...

    ..and I dare not ask why you have 30 E-mail accounts set up... some mysteries are better off unsolved... :-P

Sunday, April 21, 2013

First Post...

Hi, y'all!!!

...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)!!!