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The Impatient Years (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Drama | 10 September 1944 (USA)
Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Janie's father, William Smith, objects and the judge allows him to... See full summary »

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Andy Anderson
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William Smith
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Judge
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Benjamin L. Pidgeon, Bellboy
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Henry Fairchild
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Minister
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Minister's Wife
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Hotel Clerk
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Standing before a divorce court judge are Sergeant Andy Anderson and Janie Anderson asking him to dissolve their marriage. Janie's father, William Smith, objects and the judge allows him to give his version of their story. They had met in San Francisco fifteen months earlier and, after knowing each other only three days, had gotten married. Andy was sent overseas the day after the wedding and when he returns and despite the fact that Janie had borne him a son, they find they are almost strangers. Mr. Smith suggests, and the judge orders, that if they retrace their actions over the four days they knew each other they would regain their love. They return to the coffee counter where they met and, later, their actions and conversations in the hotel where they register in separate rooms arouses the suspicions of the hotel clerk and the old, ubiquitous wartime "bellboy" who set themselves up as Janie's guardian. Janie and Andy go to the license bureau and even go to the same minister, with ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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They found the answer to WAR-TIME MARRIAGES in the middle of a KISS! See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Drama

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10 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Anni impazienti  »

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$600,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This movie was originally set to reunite the trio of stars of The More the Merrier (1943) (Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea and Charles Coburn). Only Arthur and Coburn are in it. McCrea backed out before shooting started and was replaced by Lee Bowman. See more »

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Andy Anderson: She's wrapped up in marriage like it was an old bath robe that she can't throw away!
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Who Said Dreams Don't Come True?
Written by Harry Akst, Benny Davis and Al Jolson
Sung by Bob Haymes
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delightful
24 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I disagree the movie is just ordinary. While somewhat predictable in its outcome, the uncomfortable interaction between and Mr. and Mrs. Anderson was delightful. Her father provided the kind of advise Dr. Phil could learn from. Whenever I watch the old movies for the first time, the notion of a simpler time in America and the world is refreshing. I don't want to see the same garbage we call movies today. Hollywood's golden era need not be ashamed of "The Impatient Years". It takes us back in time to when saying "I do" was supposed to mean something. Thank you Jean Arthur and Lee Bowman for an uplifting movie experience.


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