On Our Merry Way (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

On Our Merry Way (1948)




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Movie Info

This film is a multipart comedy linked by inquiring reporter Burgess Meredith. It is Meredith's job to interview several people, asking them what effect children have had on their lives. Meredith returns to the newspaper office with a black eye, which earns him the sympathy of co-worker Paulette Goddard.


Henry Fonda
as Lank Solsky
Paulette Goddard
as Martha Pease
Burgess Meredith
as Oliver M. Pease
Hugh Herbert
as Elisha Hobbs
Dorothy Lamour
as Gloria Manners
Victor Moore
as Ashton Carrington
Eilene Janssen
as Peggy Thorndyke
David Whorf
as Sniffles Dugan
Tom Fadden
as Deputy Sheriff
Paul E. Burns
as Boss, Want Ad Dept
Almira Sessions
as Mrs. Cotton
Nana Bryant
as Housekeeper
Greta Granstedt
as Secretary
Joe Devlin
as Parent
Paul Hurst
as Sheriff
Chester Clute
as Bank Teller
Leo Kaye
as Bartender
Eduardo Ciannelli
as Maxim Cordova
Walter S. Baldwin
as Livery Stable Man
John Qualen
as Mr. Atwood
Harry James
as Guest Star
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Critic Reviews for On Our Merry Way

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

The cast couldn't have been better. The story's execution falters because a scene here and there is inclined to strive too much for its whimsical effect.

March 11, 2009 | Full Review…

Since Mr. Meredith produced the picture, with Benedict Bogeaus as his partner in crime, it's his privilege, we suppose, to be terrible. He appears to be having the most fun.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Obviously, no expense was spared to make this a humdinger and a bell ringer.

September 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Strained slapstick comedy with a star-studded cast.

September 8, 2009 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The highlight is Lamour singing a spoof about her on-screen sarong persona. For some fetishists, seeing Meredith's shaven bare chest might supply another.

December 26, 2002 | Rating: 5/10

Audience Reviews for On Our Merry Way

How'd they get so many top rank stars to appear in this meager offering? Not dreadful but very minor. Jimmy & Henry's segment is the best plus there's a chance to see MacMurray & Demerest team up years before My Three Sons.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A drama anthology film if that interests you, I found it annoying, they should have stuck with the first story.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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