That Wonderful Urge (1948)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Nov 20, 1948 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 82 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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That Wonderful Urge is the second remake of Love is News (37), and is much closer to the original than the first remake (the Betty Grable musical Sweet Rosie O'Grady). Tyrone Power repeats his role from the 1937 film as a handsome reporter who targets a flighty heiress (Gene Tierney, taking over from Loretta Young) for ridicule. Sick of unwanted public attention, the heiress announces that she has secretly married Power, forcing him to endure the spotlight for a change. Several crosses and double-crosses later, Power and Tierney find that they're really in love after all. Personal item: This writer's favorite version of Love is News is the 1940 radio adaptation, which starred a wildly adlibbing Bob Hope.

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double-cross, heir, marriage, reporter, spotlight