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No Time for Love (1943)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  January 1943 (USA)
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Upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson river.

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Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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No hay tiempo para amar  »

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Colbert's character was reportedly based on photographer Margarett Bourke-White. See more »

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When the strongman catches the barbell and falls down, a mat is clearly visible for him to fall on. The mat disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Grant: Oh, you---you coward! Kissing a woman!
Jim Ryan: What am I supposed to kiss?
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Delightful breezy comedy with Colbert in top form.

Another of Claudette Colbert's snappy, breezy comedies full of wisecracks and bon mots. She is in top form and supported by a top cast (June Havoc, Richard Haydn, Ilka Chase). The premise is slight - she is a fashion magazine photographer and Fred MacMurray is a sandhog building a new underground transportation tunnel. Opposites attract and they bicker their way towards love. The Art Direction was deservedly Oscar nommed - the elaborate recreation of an underground tunnel under construction - but the witty, sophisticated Screenplay deserved a nod as well. This is in the line of Colbert's other small gems (GUEST WIFE, SKYLARK)and she is always a delight to watch. Highly recommended.


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