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Grounds for Marriage (1951) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by Samuel Marx.

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Musical Monday: Grounds for Marriage (1951)

on Jun 9, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Grounds for Marriage? ?Musi... Read full article


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The standard "Wait Till You See Him" (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart), sung by Kathryn Grayson, was cut from this film. The prerecording is included on "My Heart Sings," a Kathryn Grayson CD issued by the British label Flare.
From an original story by the producer, Samuel Marx, titled 'Shake Well Before Using', this picture was Marx' last film for the studio and a relationship that began with Irving Thalberg in 1930.
Although uncredited, David Raksin is named by Dr. Engelstaat as composer of "Toy Concertino" before it is performed. Johnny Green encouraged Raksin to extend the piece to make it suitable for concert performance, resulting in a slightly longer version that received its premiere by the New York Philharmonic on December 19, 1954. It was included in the MGM Records 10-inch soundtrack LP.
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