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I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

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Mary Marshall
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Zachary Morgan
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Barbara Marshall
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Mrs. Marshall
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Mr. Marshall
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Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris)
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Storyline

Mary Marshall, serving a six year term for accidental manslaughter, is given a Christmas furlough from prison to visit her closest relatives, her uncle and his family in a small Midwestern town. On the train she meets Zach Morgan, a troubled army sergeant on leave for the holidays from a military hospital. Although his physical wounds have healed, he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is subject to panic attacks. The pair are attracted to one another and in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas season friendship blossoms into romance, but Mary is reluctant to tell him of her past and that she must shortly return to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Both living a secret...each afraid to tell!

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Release Date:

5 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Double Furlough  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,250,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director George Cukor was replaced by William Dieterle. See more »

Goofs

(at around 47 mins) Barbara turns on an old vacuum tube radio and Silent Night immediately begins to play without the radio warming up. Then she begins to turn the tuning knob a considerable amount but the same song continues with no station change or static. See more »

Quotes

Senator Hugh B. Emmett: Sergeant, we would like to get the point of view of the soldiers about several things.
Zachary Morgan: Soldiers?
Senator Hugh B. Emmett: Yes. We would like to know from you what the soldier thinks.
Zachary Morgan: Thinks about what?
Senator Hugh B. Emmett: Thinks about political issues.
Zachary Morgan: Senator, I don't know. What gives you the idea that just because a fellow puts on a soldier suit he thinks any differently from anybody else?
[looking around at the soldiers around him]
Zachary Morgan: What does the soldier think? I tell you, last time some of us voted for Roosevelt, and some of us didn't. ...
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Soundtracks

I'll Be Seeing You
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Music by Sammy Fain
Performed by the off-screen voice of Louanne Hogan
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Found myself crying like an idiot...I love old-fashioned romances
15 February 2011 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

There's nothing I can say....usual sentimental torture...Gosh I love this stuff! Some will find it a bit old-fashioned in timing and plot. I'm maybe old-fashioned myself, but I think the story is very beautiful. Ginger Rogers is (she's one of my favorites!) really good, a very underrated actress of that time...she could do anything and do it fine, with class and elegance. A real dramatic performer. Haven't seen Cotten before, he's a fine actor too! I like his reflective way of acting, the postures he takes when the voice comes in his head, which is a good idea of the director I guess...very effective, drags you into the character's inner feelings. They make a fine couple! But the real surprise is a grown Shirley Temple, whom can carry herself very well in drama too, a bit too exaggerate in the gestures, sometimes too simpering, after all she's an adolescent, but very good indeed! In the end I highly recommend this movie to everyone who hasn't seen it yet. For me (remember, I'm old-fashioned) rating is 10/10!


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