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Van Johnson

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Multimedia Clips:

  • Click here"You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right" (clip) from THE DUCHESS OF IDAHO (1950) (a .MP3 file courtesy Rhino Records).
  • Click here"Main Title" (clip) from THE CAINE MUTINY (1954) by Max Steiner (a .MP3 file).
  • Click here"Main Title" (clip) from BRIGADOON (1954) by Frederick Loewe (a .MP3 file courtesy Rhino Records).
  • Click here"MacConnachy Square" (clip) from BRIGADOON (1954) sung by the MGM Studio Chorus (a .MP3 file courtesy Rhino Records).
  • Click here"Wedding Dance" (clip) from BRIGADOON (1954) by Frederick Loewe (a .MP3 file courtesy Rhino Records).
  • Click here "Original Theatrical Trailer (in Cinemascope)" from BRIGADOON (1954) with Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse (a .AVI file courtesy MGM).

(For help opening any of the above files, visit the plug-ins page.)

Memorable Quotations:

  • "Politics makes strange bedfellows." --as Spike McManus in STATE OF THE UNION (1948).
  • "Hearing a dog talk couldn't be a sign my condition is improving." --as David Mauldin in THE BIG HANGOVER (1950).
  • "Why couldn't I just have gotten shot in the war like everyone else?" --as David Mauldin in THE BIG HANGOVER (1950).
  • "I never touch the stuff.  I don't believe in marriage.  I've seen too many happy love affairs broken up by it." --as Jeff Douglas in BRIGADOON (1954).
  • "You know, if love were a hobby, you'd be a collector's item." --as Jeff Douglas in BRIGADOON (1954).

Further Reading:

  • Van Johnson: MGM's Golden Boy by Ronald L. Davis (University Press of Mississippi, 2001).

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