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Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved  |   |  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
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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 »

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

Jo Jones: I suppose you don't think hoarding is very important.
Barbara Thomas: Why don't you relax for a change. Do you think we're going to lose this war or win it, for that matter, on account of a box of lipsticks or a pound of bacon? You know better than that.
Jo Jones: Well, if it was just one pound of bacon, I don't suppose it would make any difference. But what if 20 or 30 million other women did the same thing?
Barbara Thomas: I have enough troubles of my own without worrying about 20 or 30 million dames I don't even know.
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Soundtracks

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(1863) (uncredited)
Written by Louis Lambert
(Psuedonymn for Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)
In the score when Chris leaves by train
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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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