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


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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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Compañero de mi vida  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


After giving birth Jo is asked by the hospital attendant if she would mind leaving the hospital after her sixth day. At that time it was common practice for the mother to spend 10-14 days in the hospital after giving birth, whereas now the accepted practice is to send her home the next day (assuming there is no complications). See more »


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 »


Barbara Thomas: Hey! Didn't anyone hear what I said?
Jo Jones: What's the trouble?
Barbara Thomas: I think there's another family living in the attic.
Helen Stacey: It's only mice.
Jo Jones: They were here before we were!
Barbara Thomas: Well, why don't they pay their share of the rent?
Doris Dumbrowski: Why don't you guys go to sleep?
Barbara Thomas: Okay. Meow. Me-oww. That'll fix 'em.
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Referenced in Trumbo (2015) See more »


When Johnny Comes Marching Home
(1863) (uncredited)
Written by Louis Lambert
(Pseudonym for Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore)
In the score when Chris leaves by train
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Excellent Movie
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember when we first got cable and had AMC. (This was back when AMC really did show the golden oldies... real classics.) It was at the beginning of the summer, and so of course i spent my days watching AMC, and my evenings watching I Love Lucy. This was on AMC twice one week, and I loved it. I have been searching for a copy of it ever since. I have checked every movie rental place (including one with dozens and dozens of the good old movies... Gene Kelly, Ava Gardner, etc.) and no one nearby seems to have one. Not even on ebay could I find a copy. I have craved this movie ever since that summer, and remember it as being one of the best movies I had ever seen. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this type of movie. It is excellent. I miss it so much, I just wish i could see it again.

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