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- kevin sellers
Unlike most of the previous reviewers I found this film to be more gently amusing than actually funny, with a rather languid pace, as befits the final film from a veteran director. Still, this movie does have an undeniable innocence and joie de vivre about it that is most engaging. I also like how it bestows at least some degree of affection upon all its characters, even the snobby Mrs. Packett. It would have been easier for the film makers to take the predictable path of making Greer Garson's character a symbol of Delightful Nonconformity let loose in the world of uptight high society. Congrats to screenwriters William Ludwig, Harry Ruskin, and Arthur Wimperis and director Jack Conway for rejecting that tired trope. And speaking of Ms. Garson, it's wonderful to see her kick saintly Mrs. Miniver down the stairs (to join Madame Curie in the vestibule) and embrace her inner lusty wench. Well, lusty by 1948 Hays Office standards, that is. Give it a B. P.S. Who was Cesar Romero's dialogue coach, Jimmy Durante?
- Jim Smith
Being born in the early 30s, first smitten by Greer Garson in the early 40s, I am a great admirer of her, my first female superstar. She is a delight in this romantic comedy aided and abetted by Walter Pidgeon and Caesar Romero and assisted by the forever beautiful Elizabeth Taylor, Crawford and Lucille Watson. Perhaps Romero's greatest role. Fun stuff. Greer's performance in Mrs. Miniver is one of the most memorable ever.
Jack Conway's Final Film
I totally agree with the last Reviewer, Connie. Director Jack Conway is overlooked by many and TCM should air more of his great films, most of his movies aren't even available on DVD or any home video device. Anyway Jack conway is my favorite film director from the 30's and 40's era.
Enjoyed film. Geer and Walter great. Sadly Jack Conway's final film. He had a long career and is greatly over looked, even by TMC. You also fail to mention him even when one of his films is shown. Anyone who could bring in a film on budget and on time at must be good. After 80 years his film up and did not cost 140 million, Thanks Connie
Julia Misbehaves (1948)
- Mr. Blandings
This is a humorous, slightly quirky film, with some amusing physical humor. It's such a treat to see the wonderful Greer Garson doing such a comedic role for a change. Not that the movie doesn't have its touching, poignant moments also; that is something that Ms. Garson excels at above most other performers. Cesar Romero is also good in his strangely-accented role as a Cockney-Italian acrobat.
Greer Garson, Acrobat?
In one of her most physically demanding roles, Greer Garson plays a highly inventive and incorrigible liar; and an extremely likable person. But so, it seems, is everyone else. All ends happily ever after in a thoroughly enjoyable movie.
Garson Misbehaves- and it's great
Jeanine Basinger said of Greer Garson in The Star Machine, "she had a tart, fairly saucy sense of humor" and that Errol Flynn considered her "'the first actress I worked with who was fun'". After relishing in delight at Garson's screwball performance in this film I'm convinced she could have been one of the greatest comediennes of the 20th Century if only given a chance. Sadly, audiences at the time would accept nothing but Mrs. Miniver spin-offs. Still, we have Julia and her misbehaving. The least we can do is make sure it is available to any and all.
TRUE LOVE WINS
"Julia Misbehaves" opens with a scene of Julia up to her neck in a glorious bubble bath setting the tone for this movie as a delightful comedy. William and Julia Packett (Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson) make a dashing couple, who've gotten lost along the way. The wedding of their only daughter Susan (played by a very young, breathtaking, Elizabeth Taylor) brings reason for a reunion. En route by boat, Julia becomes tangled up with The Ghenoccio Family - a very talented acrobatic troupe. Thankfully, true love wins in the end.
A Great '40s Comedy
One of the last GREAT madcap comedies of the 40s. Greer Garson and Walter Pigeon and so brillant together, which great chemistry. They play off each other so much! It's so very funny! And Liz Taylor is so stuck up and sweet. It's a grand film!