San Diego, I Love You (1944) - Rotten Tomatoes

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San Diego, I Love You (1944)





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Louise Allbritton, a talented but neglected film star of the 1940s, plays the oldest sister in a large motherless family. Papa (Edward Everett Horton) is an erstwhile inventor working on a collapsible life raft, which Allbritton tries to promote to a handsome financier (Jon Hall) who mistrusts women. It isn't hard to guess who will fall in love with who in this one, but the true appeal of this film lies in the performance of Louise Allbritton, who directly and indirectly encourages all with whom she comes in contact to break the shackles of tradition and normality and to follow the dictates of the Heart. The most famous sequence in San Diego I Love You concerns cynical bus driver Buster Keaton, who thanks to Allbritton's influence decides to break loose from his tiresome routine and takes his delighted passengers on an impromptu bus trip to the moonlit seashore. At the end of this enchanting vignette, Buster Keaton the actor drops his own deadpan "tradition" and breaks out in a warm smile!


Jon Hall
as John Thompson Caldwell IV
Louise Allbritton
as Virginia McCooley
Edward Everett Horton
as Philip McCooley
Buster Keaton
as Bus Driver
Eric Blore
as Nelson
Irene Ryan
as Miss Jones
Rudy Wissler
as Walter McCooley
Peter Miles
as Joey McCooley
Charley Bates
as Larry McCooley
Charles Bates
as Larry McCooley
Donald Davis
as Pete McCooley
Florence Lake
as Miss Lake
Chester Clute
as Percy Caldwell
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Lovelace
Fern Emmett
as Mrs. Callope
Mabel Forrest
as Mrs. Fresher
George Lloyd
as Moving Man
Jack Rice
as Hotel Clerk
Jan Wiley
as Receptionist
Matt McHugh
as Man on street
Harry Barris
as Clarinetist
George Meader
as Mr. Applewaite
Almira Sessions
as Mrs. Mainwaring
Leon Belasco
as Violinist
Sarah Padden
as Mrs. Gulliver
Vernon Dent
as Mr. Fitzmaurice
Harry Tyler
as Mr. Carruthers
Victoria Horne
as Mrs. Allsop
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Mr. McGregor
Gene Roth
as Stevedore
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Louise Allbritton demonstrates in this movie that she is not just a beautiful woman. [Full review in Spanish]

September 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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