That Wonderful Urge

That Wonderful Urge is a 1948 20th Century Fox screwball comedy film directed by Robert B. Sinclair and starring Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney.[3][4] It is a remake of Love Is News (1937), which stars Power and Loretta Young.

That Wonderful Urge
Directed byRobert B. Sinclair
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck and Fred Kohmar
Written byJay Dratler
StarringGene Tierney
Tyrone Power
Music byCyril J. Mockridge
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Edited byLouis Loeffler
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 21, 1948 (1948-12-21)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,650,000[1][2]


Newspaper reporter Thomas Jefferson Tyler writes a series of unflattering articles under the title "The Life and Loves of Sara Farley", infuriating the wealthy grocery-store heiress target of his stories. He impersonates a small-town newspaper manager named "Tom Thomas" sympathetic to her plight and maneuvers to get her to talk about herself. He finds her down to earth and writes a much different article about her. However, Sara finds out about the deception and tells the press that the two of them got married and that she gave him a million dollars. When Duffy, Tom's editor, reads the story, he promptly fires Tom. Hijinks ensue as Tom tries to clear himself. Eventually, he sues Sara for libel.



  1. Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 223
  2. "Top Grossers of 1949". Variety. 4 January 1950. p. 59.
  3. Variety film review; November 24, 1948, page 6.
  4. Harrison's Reports film review; November 27, 1948, page 190.
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