MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,388 this week

Tender Comrade (1943)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  June 1944 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 472 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 1 critic

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.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 102 titles
created 23 Dec 2011
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 362 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 20 Aug 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 27 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Tender Comrade" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tender Comrade (1943)

Tender Comrade (1943) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tender Comrade.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Drama about former WW2 soldiers readjusting to civilian life and dealing with their mental and physical traumas.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Mitchum, Guy Madison
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley
Romance | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A dancer disappears from a theather and then William Powell and society beauty Ginger Rogers solve the murder.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In pre-WW2 Europe, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them...

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak
Cornered (1945)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A successful but constantly-feuding husband and wife musical comedy team threatens to break up when the wife entertains an offer to become a serious actress.

Director: Charles Walters
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Oscar Levant
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The US Army's defense of its Philippines colony and the allied Malay countries/colonies behind it counted on its island fortress of Corregidor on Luzon -and a few others- but loses it in ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi
Certificate: Passed Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: John Mills, Martha Scott, Patricia Roc
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ginger Rogers always gets cold feet just before four weddings until fireman Cornell Wilde appears.

Directors: Don Hartman, Rudolph Maté
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde, Percy Waram
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Twelve people are aboard Coast Air Line's flagship the Silver Queen enroute to South America when the airplane encounters a storm and is blown off course. Crashing into jungles known to be ... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Chester Morris, Lucille Ball, Wendy Barrie
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

On the way to work, five defence workers contemplate their pasts and their own reasons for working.

Director: John H. Auer
Stars: Margo, John Carradine, Robert Ryan
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Ginger Rogers is the daughter of boardinghouse owners in Washington, DC who falls in love with Aaron Burr and James Madison.

Director: Frank Borzage
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Jo Jones
...
Chris Jones
...
Barbara Thomas
Patricia Collinge ...
Helen Stacey
...
Manya Lodge
...
Doris Dumbrowski
...
Mrs. Henderson
Richard Martin ...
Mike Dumbrowski
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Companheiros Adoráveis  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and director Edward Dmytryk were known for their left-wing political beliefs - they were among the infamous "Hollywood Ten" blacklisted during the McCarthy-era anti-Communist hysteria after the war - and Ginger Rogers, a staunch Republican, began noticing what she interpreted to be "anti-American" speeches in her dialog. Upon complaining, the speeches were given to other actresses. See more »

Quotes

Jo Jones: We're running this house like a democracy!
Manya Lodge: Once, in Germany, we had a democracy. But...
Helen Stacey: But you lost it?
Manya Lodge: No, we didn't lose it. We let it be murdered - like a little child.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Red Hollywood (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Cradle Song (Brahms Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Sung offscreen in German by Mady Christians
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
17 February 1999 | by (flint, mi) – See all my reviews

It's unfortunate that a film with a good cast never really becomes as good as it might. The idea of women working during the war in the war production plants was critical to the war effort, and the attempts at coping with an almost unbearable life situation with women workers sharing a house while their husbands are overseas was common enough to have true dramatic value; yet, this movie never seems to reach its high potential.

The reason seems to be in the incredibly poor script, not so much in terms of plot, but in relation to what seems to be substandard language. It's unfortunate that the actors are saddled with such lines as: "If I see you looking sideways at another girl, I'm going to hit you over the head with an axe handle," "It's okay, mom, he's going to marry me," "Why don't the mice pay their share of the rent," "You don't carry a mop length-wise...you carry it like a fishing pole," and "I'm going to beat those rugs until they sit up and yell 'Uncle'."


7 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hollywood leftism and 'Tender Comrade' morrisonhimself
A Lesson from 1943 todflet
Discuss Tender Comrade (1943) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?