You Were Meant for Me (1948)

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1920's bandleader Chuck Arnold meets hometown girl Peggy at one of the band's dances and next day weds her. Though she loves him, life on the road becomes increasingly difficult for her, ... See full summary »


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24 February 2013 | MartinHafer
| Pleasant fluff....
that really is Levant at piano "You Were Meant For Me" stars two second-tier stars, Jeanne Crain and Dan Daily and it's obvious that it's a lesser Twentieth Century-Fox production. Now this isn't necessarily a bad thing. Provided you like old formulaic films, you'll have a nice time watching it.

Dan Daily stars as a big band leader back in the late 1920s. A young fan (Crain) falls in love with him and they are soon married. Life for the couple consists of them begin on the road all the time, but it works since they are so much in love. But, when the stock market crashes in late 1929, bookings are canceled right and left and Daily and his band cannot find work. So, they move back home with her family. The problem is that Daily is used to being a big-shot and after a while this gets in the way of him finding work, as his sights are simply set too high. With his wife about to have a baby, she's simply had too much--too many dreams, too much talk and too much bragging. So, she explodes and he takes a walk. What's next? See the film.

I noticed that one reviewer didn't like the ending. Well, perhaps it is a little too perfect, but I liked it. As for the rest of the film, it's pleasant fluff--undemanding but pleasant. Not a film you should rush to see but worth your time if you have nothing else to do.

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