Practically Yours

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Practically Yours
File:PracticallyYours poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Produced by Mitchell Leisen
Harry Tugend (associate producer)
Written by Norman Krasna
Starring Claudette Colbert
Fred MacMurray
Music by Sam Coslow
Victor Young
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Doane Harrison
Release dates
  • December 20, 1944 (1944-12-20)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Practically Yours is a 1944 comedic film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mitchell Leisen, written by Norman Krasna, and starring Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray.


When a young pilot, Daniel Bellamy, is presumed dead after crashbombing an enemy aircraft carrier, the footage of the crash and his presumably final reminiscence of walking in the park with 'Piggy' and kissing her on the nose is sent back home. A typographical error in transcribing his words becomes a tribute to heroism, while a girl who worked in his office, Peggy, is thought to be the object of his secret love. However, Dan returns home and in order to save embarrassment for both the girl and himself, he tries to keep up the pretense. Dan reveals that he was not speaking of a girl, but in fact he meant his dog. A series of comical mishaps ensue, leading to resolution of the misunderstanding. The resolution, however, is long coming.


Radio adaptation

Practically Yours was presented on Broadway Playhouse December 3, 1952. The 30-minute adaptation starred Gloria DeHaven.[1]


  1. Kirby, Walter (November 30, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 48. Retrieved June 14, 2015 – via<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> open access publication - free to read

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