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Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | June 1944 (USA)
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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Jo Jones
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Chris Jones
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Barbara Thomas
Patricia Collinge ...
Helen Stacey
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Manya Lodge
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Doris Dumbrowski
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Mrs. Henderson
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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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Compañero de mi vida  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Donald Davis (Boy), Robert Anderson (Boy), Jane Farrar, Tom Burton, Mike Road and Freddie Mercer. See more »

Goofs

When Chris comes around the hanging laundry in Jo's flashback, we hear the end of his whistling "You Made Me Love You," but his face is totally relaxed, and clearly not that of a person who is whistling. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Thomas: Maybe I'm not so dumb as you think I am. This whole thing would never have happened in the first place if we'd been minding our own business! We wouldn't have to get a government stamp out every time we wanted to buy a piece of butter if they weren't shipping it all to a lot of foreigners! Why, they're rationing gas right here in California where they got more of the stuff than they can haul away! Even the government doesn't know what its going to do tomorrow! They're going to ration this. ...
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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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a nice little movie
9 January 2001 | by (st. pete, fl usa) – See all my reviews

Ok, this movie IS dated but so were most of the films made during the WWII. This is not a major earthshaking film, just a nice little movie. Even if it gets a little preachy.

Ginger Rogers is more muted in this role, not really one of her strongest performances, but she is good. Robert Ryan, her husband in the film, is actually playing a NICE guy here. This film also includes Ruth Hussey, Kim Hunter, Patricia Collinge and Jane Darnell. They are never really used to a great advantage here.

The story is simple enough. These women were left behind by their men who went of to war. They move in together to share expenses and responsibility. They try to run the house democratically but run into problems. If you are looking for a nice little movie to watch, this can be that movie. I do have this in my video collection and have watched it about 3 times.


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