John Loves Mary

John Loves Mary

Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Butler
Produced by Jerry Wald
Screenplay by Henry Ephron
Phoebe Ephron
Based on John Loves Mary '47 play
by Norman Krasna
Starring Ronald Reagan
Jack Carson
Wayne Morris
Patricia Neal
Music by David Buttolph
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited by Irene Morra
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • February 19, 1949 (1949-02-19)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English

John Loves Mary is a 1949 comedy film directed by David Butler and written by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron. The film stars Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal and Jack Carson.[1] The film was released by Warner Bros. on February 19, 1949. It is based on the Broadway play John Loves Mary written by Norman Krasna, Feb 04, 1947 - Feb 07, 1948 at the Booth Theatre and Music Box Theatre, New York, NY.[2]


John Lawrence (Ronald Reagan) is a returning GI. Mary McKinley (Patricia Neal in her film debut) is the girl he left behind. But their reunion will have to wait: John has returned with cockney war bride Lilly Herbish (Virginia Field) in tow. It seems that John married Lilly as a favor to get her into the U.S., intending to divorce her so that she can wed her true love, John's old pal Fred Taylor (Jack Carson).[3]



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