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I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | 5 January 1945 (USA)
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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Barbara Marshall
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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 duke1029

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

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Drama | Family | Romance

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5 January 1945 (USA)  »

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Double Furlough  »

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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

The $69.00 dress that Mary buys would be equivalent to $930.00 in 2015 dollars. See more »

Goofs

when Joseph Cotton enters the house and Spring Byington takes his coat, both his coat and his uniform bear the rank of a first sergeant with 3 stripes up and 2 down. When spring hangs his coat in the closet, it has the rank of a master sergeant on it, 3up/3down. See more »

Quotes

Barbara Marshall: Dad. Dad, I want to ask you a question.
Mr. Marshall: Fine. Fire away.
Barbara Marshall: You know, you never told me anything about Mary. I mean, why she was sent to prison, and why she ...
Mr. Marshall: You can find out about that some other time, when you're a little older.
Barbara Marshall: But it can't be so secret. I don't see why I shouldn't know.
Mr. Marshall: Barbara, you can find out about that some other time. It's just that Mary made a little mistake, and that's all there is to it.
Barbara Marshall: But they don't send people to prison for just doing nothing.
Mr. Marshall: Now, look, Barbara...
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Soundtracks

I'll Be Seeing You
by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal
Performed by the off-screen voice of Louanne Hogan (uncredited)
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Refreshingly Corny and Charming
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Old-fashioned corn, romance and nice, wholesome people - just what the sick movie critics hate.....but I find refreshingly nice to see. Yes, it's dated, but that's part of the charm.

In this movie, people say their prayers, sing hymns, are respectful to one another, are considerate, etc. Unfortunately, they exhibit a trait that Hollywood has always loved to portray: they lie or, if you prefer, they cover up the truth. Here, Rogers does it, trying to hide her past while Cotten almost does the same, but comes clean early on.

Other than that, it's a throwback-to-the-more-wholesome-past film that, while it might be a bit slow in parts, features interesting lead characters by famous actors of their day: Joseph Cotten, Ginger Rogers and Shirley Temple. The latter is almost as entertaining as when she was the incredible child star but it was strange to see her in a role where she's trying to show off her chest! Yikes! Well, I guess you can't play a little kid forever.

Even though they were famous, Cotten and Rogers, I believe, were two of the most underrated actors of their day, particularly Rogers who was far more than just a great dancer.


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