Julia Misbehaves (1948) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Read the Julia Misbehaves movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on Movies.com. Watch online full movie: Julia Misbehaves (1948), for free. English dancehall actress Julia Packett hasn't seen her daughter since Susan was a few months old.
Julia Misbehaves - Wikipedia. Julia Misbehaves is a 1. American romantic comedy film. They meet again many years later, when the daughter he has raised, played by Elizabeth Taylor, invites her mother to her wedding. The film also features Peter Lawford and Cesar Romero. This adaptation of Margery Sharp's novel The Nutmeg Tree . She pretends to be contemplating suicide in order to finagle some money out of a male friend in order to pay her bills.
Then, she receives a wedding invitation from her daughter Susan (Elizabeth Taylor). As a young woman, Julia had married wealthy William Packett (Walter Pidgeon).
However, after fourteen months of marriage, his disapproving mother (Lucile Watson) had managed to break them up. Julia returned to show business, but left her infant daughter with her husband, so that the child could be raised in more secure circumstances. On the boat trip to France, she meets and becomes attracted to Fred Ghenoccio (Cesar Romero), a muscular acrobat, and in Paris performs with his troupe to great success.
Later, Fred proposes to her as her train pulls away from the station. When Julia reaches her destination, she is penniless, so following her usual methods, she gets a stranger, Colonel Willowbrook (Nigel Bruce), to give her money, supposedly for an evening gown and other clothing. However, she sneaks away before Willowbrook tries to become better acquainted with her. Her mother- in- law is less than pleased to see her, but Julia manages to see Susan, who insists she stay. As time goes by, William's love for Julia revives.
Meanwhile, Julia observes that Susan has strong feelings about lovestruck painter Ritchie Lorgan (Peter Lawford), though he is not her fianc. Though Susan claims to be merely annoyed, Julia sees that Susan loves the young man and does her best to bring the two together. It works. Meanwhile, Julia remains skeptical of William's restored love, unable to forget the past. Complications arise when Fred shows up to claim his . However, when William encounters his old friend, Colonel Willowbrook, he learns of Julia's misdeed. William persuades his friend to pretend to not know him and interrupt their breakfast.
The revelation of Julia's questionable method of raising funds sends Fred packing. Eventually, Susan takes Julia's suggestion and elopes with Ritchie.
When William chases after them, followed by Julia, they discover they have been tricked into going to the wrong place. Following Susan's instructions, servants drive away their cars, leaving them stranded for 4. Julia tries to walk away in a rainstorm, but ends up in the mud. When William comes to her rescue, he ends up sprawled in the muck as well, leaving them both laughing at their predicament. Cast notes. Elizabeth Taylor not only turned 1.
With her long-lost daughter's romance about to progress to the altar, actress Julia Packett (Greer Garson) decides to go back to her conventional husband. This misguided attempt to resuscitate the Oscar-winning box.
Julia Misbehaves, she also received her first onscreen kiss during it, from Peter Lawford. Taylor had a crush on Lawford, and pursued him, but he had been warned that she was off- limits, and finally had to tell her there was no chance of a romance between them.
Taylor stayed in bed for days after that, until a visit from Lawford smoothed things out, and they remained friends. The screenplay was originally to have been written by James Hilton and would have starred Gracie Fields.
Announced in April 1. Fields unavailability. She proves it and audiences will like the new Garson.