7.0/10
551
17 user 8 critic

No Time for Love (1943)

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

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story) (as Fred Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Egg and I (1947)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On their wedding night Bob informs his new bride Betty that he has bought a chicken farm. An abandoned chicken farm, to be exact, which is obvious when the two move in. Betty endures Bob's ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Erskine
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Marjorie Main
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A bachelor marries a widow and her three kids join the honeymoon.

Director: Claude Binyon
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Rita Johnson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this screwball comedy a WW2 US pilot bombs a Japanese aircraft carrier, is assumed to be dead, and then is misquoted in the press as fondly remembering his days back home walking his dog... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Gil Lamb
Midnight (1939)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A chorus girl, stranded in Paris, is "set up" by a millionaire to break up his wife's affair with another man.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, John Barrymore
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Kay Denham, romanced in Paris by friends Gene and George, can't figure out why George disapproves of Gene.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Nellie Rimplegar has to tell her grown children that due to her bungled handling of their finances, the family has been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Friend and family doctor, Alan ... See full summary »

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Richard Arlen, Mary Boland
Maid of Salem (1937)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young lovers fall afoul of repressive society as Salem elders get caught up in the witch hunts and trials of 17th century Massachusetts. One family in particular uses the hysteria to its ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Harvey Stephens
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The daughter of a penniless marquis teaches her multi-millionaire fiancé a lesson, after learning he has had 7 previous wives.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Gary Cooper, Edward Everett Horton
Guest Wife (1945)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Christopher Price, a small-town bank executive, continues to be loyal to and idolize his boyhood friend, Joseph Jefferson Parker, a famous war correspondent. But Chris's wife, Mary, is none... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche, Dick Foran
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray, Ray Milland
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don DeFore
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A pollster stumbles on a family of murderous hillbillies, and joins in their search for hidden treasure.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Helen Walker, Marjorie Main
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Jim Ryan
Ilka Chase ...
Hoppy Grant
...
Roger Winant
...
Henry Fulton
...
Darlene
Marjorie Gateson ...
Sophie
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No hay tiempo para amar  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1951 with Claudette Colbert reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

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

Darlene: If I get mad, I'm liable to throw ya a dirty look. And where I look dirty, no grass grows. Ever.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It stayed with me all these years
25 July 2006 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

This is a corny love story, no doubt about it. Colbert was at her prime, and MacMurray was on the way up. She was shapely, witty and ravishing as the Uptown NYC reporter, and he was sweat-laden, resolute and brawny in the mud somewhere below the Hudson. I saw it about thirty five years ago, and somehow it has stuck with me all these years. Now that I live in Massachusetts, where the taxpayer has just poured $16BN into a death hole below Boston, I just wish that old' Fred was still kicking so he could jump down in that glory hole and make it all right. Claudette could put the ink out on all the shady contractors and corrupt politicians. How come life isn't more like the movies?


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jarring! gosh717
Captain Marvel powersroc
Discuss No Time for Love (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?