Honeymoon (1947)

Genres - Comedy, Musical  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - May 17, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Honeymoon stars an attractively grown-up Shirley Temple as Barbara, the sweetheart of a GI corporal named Phil (Guy Madison). Eloping to Mexico City, Barbara discovers that her boy friend, stationed in the Panama Canal zone, is tied up in bureaucratic red tape and may not make it to his own wedding. The headstrong bride-to-be enlists the reluctant aid of American consul Flanner (Franchot Tone), leading to any number of compromising situations involving Barbara, Flanner, and Flanner's own girl friend Raquel (Lina Romay). The film extracts most of its laughs from the legal and language barriers facing Barbara and her beau while south of the Border. Posting a $675,000 loss, Honeymoon unfortunately proved that Shirley Temple's drawing power had slipped considerably since her 1930s heyday.

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America, boating, city, complications, couple, elopement, fiancee, humor, love, Mexico, office, plans, romance, soldier, stranded, wedding, weekend