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She Couldn't Say No (1954)





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Lloyd Bacon wrapped up his lengthy directorial career with the innocuous comedy She Couldn't Say No. "She" is a young heiress named Corby (Jean Simmons), who visits the small town of Progress, Arkansas, hoping to repay a good deed. It seems that, when Corby was a child, the villagers had all donated money to pay for her life-saving operation. Now she intends to reward the villagers by anonymously donating all sorts of financial boons and civic improvements. This serves only to stir up resentment against our well-intentioned heroine. Particularly offended is local doctor Robert Mitchum, who rightly sees Corby's beneficence as an invitation for every hustler and con-artist on earth to descend upon Progress. What Doc Mitchum can't foresee (though the audience can) is that he'll fall head over heels in love with Corby before fadeout time. With She Couldn't Say No, Jean Simmons fulfilled her contractual obligations to RKO, freeing her for more prestigious assignments like Desiree and Guys and Dolls.


Jean Simmons
as Korby Lane
Robert Mitchum
as Dr. Robert Sellers
Arthur Hunnicutt
as Odie Chalmers
Edgar Buchanan
as Ed Meeker
Raymond Walburn
as Judge Holbert
Jimmy Hunt
as Digger
Ralph Dumke
as Sheriff
Hope Landin
as Mrs. McMurtry
Gus Schilling
as Ed Gruman
Pinky Tomlin
as Elmer Wooley
Martha Wentworth
as Mrs. Holbert
Wallis Clark
as Minister
Florence Lake
as Mrs. Gruman
Jonathan Hale
as Mr. Bentley
Keith Harrington
as TV Announcer
James Craven
as Plumber
Tol Avery
as Big Guy
Michael Lally
as Out-of-Towner
Clarence Muse
as Diaper Delivery Man
Maxie Thrower
as Delivery Man
Dabbs Greer
as Dick Jordan
Dan White
as Harley Burger
Bob Hopkins
as TV Announcer
Charles Watts
as Man in Trailer
Ruth Packard
as Woman in Trailer
Charles Cane
as Man at Filling Station
Tony Merrill
as Gas Station Attendant
Marilyn Gladstone
as Wife in Car
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