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12 July 1945 (Australia) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Paulette Goddard ... Evelyn Connors

Sonny Tufts ... Dan Kilgore

Beulah Bondi ... Etta Lane

Walter Sande ... Sgt. Lionel 'Stiff' Banks

Mary Treen ... Cecilia 'Cissy' Grant

Ann Doran ... Jenny Butler

Marie McDonald ... Gracie

James Bell ... Williams

Barry Fitzgerald ... Murphy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eddie Acuff ... Private (uncredited)
Terry Adams ... Blonde (uncredited)

Frank Albertson ... Little Soldier (uncredited)

Eric Alden ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Attendant--Funhouse (uncredited)

Hugh Beaumont ... John (uncredited)
Charles Cane ... Bit (uncredited)

Vic Christy ... Sailor (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Passenger (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Passenger (uncredited)
Tay Dunn ... Soldier (uncredited)
Art Foster ... Sailor (uncredited)
Roy Gordon ... Doctor (uncredited)
Buddy Gorman ... Messenger (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Freddie Rogers (uncredited)

William Hall ... Big Sailor (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Helen Hansen ... Bit (uncredited)
Beth Hartman ... Bit (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Bit (uncredited)

Teala Loring ... Bit (uncredited)
Harlan Miller ... Bit (uncredited)

James Millican ... Georgie (uncredited)

Frank Moran ... Hammer Machine Operator (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper ... Blonde (uncredited)

Ralph Peters ... Bartender (uncredited)

Charles Quigley ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Bit (uncredited)
Mara Searles-Foy ... Blind Soldier's Baby (uncredited)

Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Munn (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Doorman (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Minister (uncredited)
Harry Templeton ... Bit (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Sandrich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Allan Scott 

Produced by
Mark Sandrich .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang 
Film Editing by
Ellsworth Hoagland 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Templeton .... assistant director (as Dink Templeton)
Sound Department
Wallace Nogle .... sound
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Music Department
Sam Coslow .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Gil Grau .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Weston .... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The original title of the movie was When I Come Back but it was changed before the release.See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Loved Love A Soldier, 28 October 2001
Author: guil fisher from New York City, NY

This is a small quiet film with much tenderness. Much like TENDER COMRADE. It's stars Paulette Goddard and Sonny Tufts, fresh from their successful teaming in SO PROUDLY WE HAIL. Paulette is a well meaning home front entertain-the-troops while on leave. Along comes Sonny and sparks fly. However, Paulette won't take anything serious as she doesn't want to get hurt when the fellows take off to fight the war. It's fun and sometimes sensitive in how she finally promises to wait for him to come home. I liked this movie because of the underplaying of the leads. Tufts is often made fun of for his one level acting [including the joke at Academy Award time when a star was introducing the next guest by saying " And now, here's Sonny Tufts?"] but I founf him in this film as he was in SO PROUDLY WE HAIL to hold his own and work well with Paulette. Maybe she did that for him. Nice small role of the San Francisco [the setting] cable car conductor played by Barry Fitzgerald. I have a poster of this film featuring Paulette leaning up against Tufts who has got to be at least six foot five. Well paced and directed by Mark Sandrich. Not on VHS or Television, I got this on tape through Video Finders, a great source for old films you can't find anywhere.

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