It Happens Every Thursday (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

It Happens Every Thursday (1953)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

Excluding a brace of 1980s TV-movie appearances, It Happens Every Thursday was the final feature film appearance of Loretta Young. As radiantly beautiful at 40 as she'd been as a teen-aged ingenue, Young plays Jane McAvoy, the pregnant wife of big-city newspaper reporter Bob McAvoy (John Forsythe). Tired of the urban rat race, Bob moves to a small California town and assumes ownership of a just-getting-by weekly paper. It's a hand-to-mouth existence for the first few editions, and the situation isn't remedied by the cloistered, resentful behavior of the local citizenry. The outcome of the plot hinges on a publicity stunt engineered by Bob: an attempt to artificially create rain for the drought-ridden community. The well-chosen supporting cast of It Happens Every Thursday includes Edgar Buchanan, Jimmy Conlin, Willard Waterman, and in her last film, Gladys George.


Loretta Young
as Jane MacAvoy
John Forsythe
as Bob MacAvoy
Frank McHugh
as Fred Hawley
Gregg Palmer
as Chet Dunne
Harvey Grant
as Steve McAvoy
Jimmy Conlin
as Matthew
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Spatch
Gladys George
as Mrs. Holmes
Regis Toomey
as Mayor Hull
Willard Waterman
as Myron Trout
Edith Evanson
as Mrs. Peterson
Kathryn Card
as Mrs. Dow
Eddy Waller
as Bartlett
Laureen Perreau
as Baby McAvoy
Edward Earle
as Van Fleet
Dennis Weaver
as President, Chamber of Commerce
Madge Blake
as Clubwoman
Francis Ford
as Old Gentleman
Rudy Lee
as Cub Scout
View All

Critic Reviews for It Happens Every Thursday

All Critics (1)

A big-city reporter (pleasantly underplayed by John Forsythe) and his ever-lovin' wife (cloyingly overplayed by Loretta Young) try their hand at running a brokendown country weekly.

October 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for It Happens Every Thursday

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about It Happens Every Thursday!

It Happens Every Thursday Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features