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Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her ... See full summary »

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Prof. Matthew Q. Reardon
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April - Conway's Maid
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Scooper Nolan (as Dick Erdman)
Jackie Moran ...
Mickey - a Sailor
Ann Gillis ...
Russell Hicks ...
Col. Lucas, Commander Camp Wingate
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Virginia Patton ...
Carrie Lou
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Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set aflutter by the prospect of so may young soldiers residing nearby. Which fella will they choose? But if the Janie's family has a say in the matter . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Special-prints of JANIE have already been delivered ---gratis---to the Army, for showing to men in combat areas, isolated outposts and Red Cross hospitals. (original print ad) See more »

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2 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Janie Tem Dois Namorados  »

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Goofs

When Janie and her boyfriend appear on the cover of Life magazine in mid-smooch, her family has to skim contents before understanding why she is the cover girl (a feature on teenage make-out "blanket parties"). In reality, Life covers of this era always contained a few words of copy to explain nature of story depicted. See more »

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Followed by Janie Gets Married (1946) See more »

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They're Either Too Young or Too Old
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Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Barbara Brown and Robert Benchley
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"She's everybody's sweetheart!"
5 February 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Joyce Reynolds seems a might grown-up for the role of Janie, a boy-crazy sixteen-year old in small town America who ditches her steady guy for a visiting soldier AND winds up on the cover of Life magazine (smooching at a blanket party) all in the same week! Non-stop barrage of wisecracks, put-downs, bull talk, and unfunny bits of business such as Janie's little sister bribing family members, Hattie McDaniel (as the maid) constantly scuttling after sassy kid sis, Janie's mother involved with the Red Cross, and Janie's father trying to write an editorial on the problems with today's teenagers (as the parents, stuffy, sexless Edward Arnold and pert, chatty Ann Harding make an unlikely couple, even for 1944; he looks incapable of helping to conceive a child much less raising two of them). Nominated for an Academy Award (!) for Owen Marks' editing, Warner Bros. followed this in 1946 with "Janie Gets Married". Reynolds must have outgrown her co-horts by then--she was replaced by Joan Leslie. *1/2 from ****


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