It Happens Every Thursday

It Happens Every Thursday is a 1953 American comedy film directed by Joseph Pevney and starring Loretta Young, John Forsythe, and Frank McHugh. It was Loretta Young's final film, as she switched to television work after this point. The film cost $617,085 to make, with Young receiving $75,000 for her appearance.[1]

It Happens Every Thursday
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph Pevney
Produced byLeonard Goldstein
Anton Leader
Written byJane S. McIlvaine (novel)
Leonard Praskins
Barney Slater
Dane Lussier
Starring Loretta Young
John Forsythe
Frank McHugh
Edgar Buchanan
Music byHerman Stein
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byFrank Gross
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
April 22, 1953
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


A high-powered couple moves from New York City to a small-town where it operates the local newspaper.

Main cast


  1. Dick p.168


  • Dick, Bernard F. Hollywood Madonna: Loretta Young. University of Mississippi Press, 2011.
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