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I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Family, Romance  |  5 January 1945 (USA)
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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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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  »

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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 quote from Lincoln under his photograph in the YMCA room is from his Cooper Union Address: "Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it" (February 27, 1860). See more »

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When Mrs Marshall hang's up Zach's overcoat in the closet, the rank on the overcoat is that of a Master Sergeant but he is a Sgt First Class not a Master Sergeant. See more »

Quotes

Zachary Morgan: [Mrs. Marshall comes in with a flaming plum pudding] I never could figure out why the pudding never gets burned.
Mary Marshall: I've never been able to figure that out either. Must be the alcohol in the brandy.
Zachary Morgan: I think.
Mr. Marshall: Personally, I think it's a shame to burn good brandy. That quart I brought home last week was imported cognac.
Mrs. Marshall: Oh, don't worry, Henry, I didn't burn up the whole quart.
Barbara Marshall: Oh, I wouldn't trust Mom with it, Dad.
Mr. Marshall: Maybe you're right. Remember last year, how Mom got going on just a glass of sherry?
Mrs. Marshall: ...
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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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an underrated gem
25 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what I was going to see when I first watched this film. It's not big and splashy but it's a quiet film that I almost overlooked. I'm so glad I didn't. This movie made me a fan of Ginger Rogers and Joseph Cotten even more. It's an amazing movie and the ending was a great twist. The quiet and subtle performances are what made it more personal. It's one movie that is overlooked that shouldn't be. It's a small and quiet film, but it's a great one at that.

I'm used to seeing Ginger Rogers either dancing around with Fred Astaire or playing a chorus girl in a show that is struggling, but this movie has shown me how much talent she really had. And I only saw Joseph Cotten in Citizen Kane and Since You Went Away. This movie made me take notice and see how good he was as a leading man and actor.

The story is simple and is perfectly played that way. Although it might seem a little too melodramatic and hokey, it's really not. For anyone interested in old movies, I would recommend it to them. This needs to be on television and seen a lot more.


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