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Janie (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, War | 2 September 1944 (USA)
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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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 many young soldiers residing nearby. Which fella will they choose? But if 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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En route to swimming party at nearby lake, all characters inexplicably bundle up in coats. See more »

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Followed by Janie Gets Married (1946) See more »

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Janie's Here
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Entertaining Film from 1944
7 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a very comical film starring Edward Arnold, (Charles Conway) who owns a newspaper in Hortonville and he has two daughters Janie Conway, (Joyce Reynolds) who is a pretty teenage girl of 18 years and she has a little sister named Elsbeth Conway, (Clare Foley) who is seven years of age and a great actress in this picture. Janie is a very liked girl in her town and she has many girl friends and one boy friend she grew up with. Charles Conway finds out that the Army are going to be stationed in their town and he is not in favor of this idea and writes editorials about this subject in his paper. The Army does arrive and this creates plenty of problems for the local town folks. However, Janie is always finding ways to have parties and eventually she gets involved with an entire base marching into her house for a party. Clare Foley gave an outstanding performance along with Edward Arnold, Robert Hutton, (Pfc Dick Lawrence). This was a film made during World War II and was a morale builder for the American Fighting men and was very well produced.


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