Love Is Better Than Ever is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Larry Parks, Joan Caulfield, and Vera-Ellen. The film is about a man who is forced to marry his girlfriend after she becomes pregnant. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $3 million at the box office. The film begins with Larry Parks (Larry Parks) and Joan Caulfield (Joan Caulfield) as a couple who are planning to get married. However, when Joan becomes pregnant, Larry is forced to marry her. The two of them are not happy about the situation, but they try to make the best of it. Larry and Joan move into an apartment together, and they soon find that they are not very good at being married. They argue constantly, and they are not very good at communicating with each other. However, they eventually learn to work together, and they start to become a happy couple. One day, Larry is offered a job in another city. He is hesitant to leave Joan, but he knows that it is the best thing for his career. Joan is sad to see him go, but she knows that he has to do what is best for him. Larry moves to the new city, and he soon finds that he is very happy there. He makes new friends, and he starts to enjoy his new job. However, he misses Joan very much. One day, Joan comes to visit Larry. She tells him that she is pregnant again, and she asks him to come back home. Larry is overjoyed, and he agrees to go back home with her. Larry and Joan return home, and they are very happy to be together again. They have two more children, and they live happily ever after.

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Love Is Better Than Ever (1952)

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Love Is Better Than Ever is a 1952 American comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and starring Larry Parks, Joan Caulfield, and Vera-Ellen. The film is about a man who is forced to marry his girlfriend after she becomes pregnant. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $3 million at the box office. The film begins with Larry Parks (Larry Parks) and Joan Caulfield (Joan Caulfield) as a couple who are planning to get married. However, when Joan becomes pregnant, Larry is forced to marry her. The two of them are not happy about the situation, but they try to make the best of it. Larry and Joan move into an apartment together, and they soon find that they are not very good at being married. They argue constantly, and they are not very good at communicating with each other. However, they eventually learn to work together, and they start to become a happy couple. One day, Larry is offered a job in another city. He is hesitant to leave Joan, but he knows that it is the best thing for his career. Joan is sad to see him go, but she knows that he has to do what is best for him. Larry moves to the new city, and he soon finds that he is very happy there. He makes new friends, and he starts to enjoy his new job. However, he misses Joan very much. One day, Joan comes to visit Larry. She tells him that she is pregnant again, and she asks him to come back home. Larry is overjoyed, and he agrees to go back home with her. Larry and Joan return home, and they are very happy to be together again. They have two more children, and they live happily ever after.

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Cast
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Larry Parks

Jud Parker
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Elizabeth Taylor

Anastacia (Stacie) Macaboy
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Josephine Hutchinson

Mrs. Macaboy
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Tom Tully

Mr. Charles E. Macaboy
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Ann Doran

Mrs. Levoy
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Elinor Donahue

Pattie Marie Levoy (as Elinor Donohue)
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Kathleen Freeman

Mrs. Kahrney
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Doreen McCann

Albertina Kahrney
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Alex Gerry

Hamlet
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Dick Wessel

Smittie
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Billy Lee

Little Boy
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Nancy Abbate

Little Girl (uncredited)
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Leon Alton

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Don Anderson

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Joan Anderson

Louise (uncredited)
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Florence Auer

Madame Secretary (uncredited)
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Bill Baldwin

Mr. Hoffman (uncredited)
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Rodney Bell

Mr. Yogurt (uncredited)
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Irwin Jay Berniker

Boy at Dancing School (uncredited)
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Gail Bonney

Mrs. Gelschlager (uncredited)
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Aileen Carlyle

Mrs. Ludlow (uncredited)
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Steve Carruthers

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Mae Clarke

Mrs. Island (uncredited)
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Donna Corcoran

Janice Lee Yogurt (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Lucille Curtis

Mother (uncredited)
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Jeanne Dante

Mrs. Yogurt (uncredited)
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Henry Dar Boggia

Mr. Garvalos (uncredited)
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Paul De Corday

Phillip (uncredited)
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Sandy Descher

Little Girl (uncredited)
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Stanley Donen

Man Seated at Table with Gene Kelly (uncredited)
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Dan Dowling

Audience Member (uncredited)
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Ken DuMain

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Bonnie Kay Eddy

Betty (uncredited)
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Morgan Farley

Joe, Piano Player (uncredited)
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Tom Ferrandini

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Elizabeth Flournoy

Alene Packer (uncredited)
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Dan Foster

Jerry Mitchell (uncredited)
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Jack George

Mr. Rollo Cappel - conductor (uncredited)
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Inez Gorman

Mrs. Sperson (uncredited)
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Robert Griffin

Mr. Shaw (uncredited)
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Nola Haines

Mother (uncredited)
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Johnny Handley

The Grape (uncredited)
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Tom Hanlon

Ballgame Announcer (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Member of Theatrical Company (uncredited)
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Bill Hickman

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Frank Hyers

Bernie (uncredited)
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Nikki Juston

Mrs. Albertson (uncredited)
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Carole Kamenis

Hummingbird (uncredited)
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Richard Karlan

Siddo (uncredited)
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Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly - Cameo Appearance at 21 Restaurant (uncredited)
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Meredith Leeds

Blonde (uncredited)
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Margaret Lloyd

Mrs. Culperrer (uncredited)
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Paul Maxey

Mr. Ringrose (uncredited)
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George Metkovich

Cahoogit (uncredited)
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Ralph Montgomery

Louise's Father (uncredited)
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David Newell

Chief Receptionist (uncredited)
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Joe Niemeyer

Dion Teverly (uncredited)
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William 'Bill' Phillips

Mr. Khourney (uncredited)
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Florence Ravenel

Mother (uncredited)
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Frank Richards

Mr. Carney - Wardrobe Man (uncredited)
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Suzanne Ridgway

Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
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Dick Ryan

Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Nancy Saunders

Pauline (uncredited)
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Shirley Schrock

Teresa (uncredited)
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Kay Scott

Mother (uncredited)
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Jack Shea

Mac Krindler (uncredited)
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Charles Sherlock

Smittie's Broccoli Vendor (uncredited)
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Ted Stanhope

Waiter (uncredited)
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Charles Sullivan

Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Tony Taylor

Walcott (uncredited)
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Ann Tyrrell

Mrs. Whitney (uncredited)
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Bertil Unger

Randie Dean (The Dean Boys) (uncredited)
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Gustaf Unger

Bobby Dean (The Dean Boys) (uncredited)
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Dave Willock

Davey (uncredited)
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Robert Winans

Herbert Island (uncredited)
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Wilson Wood

Joe - Pianist (uncredited)
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Keenan Wynn

The Dean Brothers (uncredited)
Crew
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Stanley Donen

Director
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Ruth Brooks Flippen

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Love is better than ever

(DVD)

7/20/2009

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