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Tender Comrade (1943)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  June 1944 (USA)
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Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

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Cast

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Jo Jones
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Chris Jones
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Barbara Thomas
Patricia Collinge ...
Helen Stacey
Mady Christians ...
Manya Lodge
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Doris Dumbrowski
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Mrs. Henderson
Richard Martin ...
Mike Dumbrowski
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Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was introduced as evidence when director Edward Dmytryk and writer Dalton Trumbo were hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was investigating them on suspicion of being Communists. Despite the film's many flag-waving speeches, the communal living arrangements of the ladies in the film was cited as evidence of how Dmytryk and Trumbo attempted to brainwash unsuspecting American moviegoers with Communist "propaganda". As even more damning "evidence", there was the use of the word "Comrade" in the title. See more »

Quotes

Chris Jones: Y'know, I've been thinking...
Jo Jones: There you go exaggerating again!
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Soundtracks

You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)
(1913) (uncredited)
Music by James V. Monaco
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Sung a cappella by Ginger Rogers
Whistled by Robert Ryan
Played often in the score, mostly during the flashback scenes
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Good at showing the daily problems to overcome on the home front
8 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found it an interesting movie because I was just old enough to be aware of what was what during the war years. Rationing, shortages, worrying about husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, etc. who were overseas fighting. It may seem "hokey" or outdated to those under thirty or forty, but it's fairly representative of what life was like. I agree with a previous commentator - Dalton Trumbo is/was a vastly over-rated writer, in fact if it hadn't been for the fact that he was "black-listed" I doubt if he would be remembered, let alone lionized as he is today. A classic case of creating a martyr. He's heavy handed and lacks subtlety. His mediocre writing is usually compensated for by the talent of the players or directors. View it with a mindset that allows for the ethos of the period and I think you will find it entertaining. Ginger Rogers is almost always terrific, and this movie is no exception.


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