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The Talk of the Town (1942)

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118 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.
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Writers
Irwin Shaw (screen play) | Sidney Buchman (screen play) | Dale Van Every (adaptation) | Sidney Harmon (based on a story by)
Composer
Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
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Budget
$1,000,000
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Release date
Aug 20, 1942 (United States)

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76 cast members
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Cary Grant
Leopold Dilg Leopold Dilg   See fewer
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Jean Arthur
Nora Shelley Nora Shelley   See fewer
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Ronald Colman
Professor Michael Lightcap Professor Michael Lightcap   See fewer
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Edgar Buchanan
Sam Yates Sam Yates   See fewer
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Glenda Farrell
Regina Bush Regina Bush   See fewer
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Charles Dingle
Andrew Holmes Andrew Holmes   See fewer
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Emma Dunn
Mrs. Shelley Mrs. Shelley   See fewer
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Rex Ingram
Tilney Tilney   See fewer
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Leonid Kinskey
Jan Pulaski Jan Pulaski   See fewer
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Tom Tyler
Clyde Bracken Clyde Bracken   See fewer
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Don Beddoe
Police Chief Police Chief   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Supreme Court Spectator (uncredited) Supreme Court Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Babb
Schoolgirl Noticing Beard (uncredited) Schoolgirl Noticing Beard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georgia Backus
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Holger Bendixen
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William 'Billy' Benedict
Western Union Boy (uncredited) Western Union Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferike Boros
Mrs. Pulaski (uncredited) Mrs. Pulaski (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Bridges
Donald Forrester (uncredited) Donald Forrester (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Brooks
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Bruce
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Carr
Usher (uncredited) Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Coke
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Gino Corrado
Nightclub Waiter (uncredited) Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Cunningham
McGuire (uncredited) McGuire (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lew Davis
Waiter at Regina's Shop (uncredited) Waiter at Regina's Shop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Cop on Stairs (uncredited) Cop on Stairs (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde Fillmore
Senator James Boyd (uncredited) Senator James Boyd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Garcio
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gardner
Cameraman with Forrester (uncredited) Cameraman with Forrester (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Gould
Sheriff with Hounds (uncredited) Sheriff with Hounds (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Guedillio
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Harper
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian
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George Hickman
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maynard Holmes
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Dick Jensen
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Robert Keats
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lally
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry, Photographer (uncredited) Henry, Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Low
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herman Marks
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jewel McGowan
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Joe McGuinn
Jailer Overpowered by Dilg (uncredited) Jailer Overpowered by Dilg (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick McVey
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Frank Mills
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Clarence Muse
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Frank O'Connor
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Blanche Payson
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Charles Perry
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Jake (uncredited) Jake (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
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Dan Seymour
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Jack Shea
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Roberta Smith
Schoolgirl Noticing Beard (uncredited) Schoolgirl Noticing Beard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles St. George
Townsman (uncredited) Townsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Sully
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Frank M. Thomas
District Attorney Scott (uncredited) District Attorney Scott (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Todd
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Victor Travis
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Lelah Tyler
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Ralph Volkie
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Max Wagner
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