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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...
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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!