One Sunday Afternoon
Janis Paige in the trailer for One Sunday Afternoon
Directed byRaoul Walsh
Screenplay byRobert L. Richards
Based onOne Sunday Afternoon
1933 play
by James Hagan
Produced byJerry Wald
StarringDennis Morgan
Janis Paige
Dorothy Malone
CinematographyWilfred M. Cline
Sidney Hickox
Edited byChristian Nyby
Music byRalph Blane
Color processTechnicolor
Distributed byWarner Bros
Release dates
  • December 25, 1948 (1948-12-25) (New York City)
  • January 1, 1949 (1949-01-01) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million[1]

One Sunday Afternoon is a 1948 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by Raoul Walsh, and starring Dennis Morgan, Janis Paige and Dorothy Malone.[2][3]

The film is based on James Hagan's play of the same name, which was produced on Broadway in 1933.[4][5] This picture was the play's third film adaptation. The first, 1933 adaptation starred Gary Cooper. The second, also directed by Walsh, was The Strawberry Blonde (1941), starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland and Rita Hayworth. While the plot of the third adaptation is the same as the others, it does have a significant number of changes.


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Cast notes


This film is a musical remake of The Strawberry Blonde (1941), with some updates like an automobile for the first date instead of a horse and carriage. The tunes include "In My Merry Oldsmobile". Dennis Morgan stars in the leading role James Cagney had played in the earlier version, with Don DeFore in the role of the pseudo-friend previously played by Jack Carson.

Radio adaptation

One Sunday Afternoon was presented on Philip Morris Playhouse February 24, 1952. The thirty-minute adaptation starred Hume Cronyn and Southern Methodist University student Ann Wedgeworth.[6]


  1. ^ "One Sunday Afternoon". Variety. United States: Penske Media Corporation. February 18, 1948. p. 14.
  2. ^ "One Sunday Afternoon (1948) - Raoul Walsh | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie".
  3. ^ "One Sunday Afternoon". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "One Sunday Afternoon". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ Hagan, James (1933). One Sunday Afternoon. New York City: S. French Ltd. ASIN B0008611ZE. OCLC 2272619.
  6. ^ Kirby, Walter (February 24, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. Decatur, Illinois. The Decatur Daily Review. p. 38. Retrieved May 28, 2015 – via Open access icon