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Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)

 -  Drama | War  -  8 December 1944 (USA)
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A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Eric Moore
Charles Winninger ...
Dudley 'Granfeathers' Osborne
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Agatha Butterfield
Connie Marshall ...
Mary Osborne
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Mr. York
Robert Bailey ...
Kenneth Normand
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Mrs. Helen Dobson
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A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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8 December 1944 (USA)  »

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Der Sonntagsgast  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Februray 19, 1945 with John Hodiak, Anne Baxter, Charles Winninger reprising their film roles. See more »

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Indiana
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Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Sung around the campfire and on the bus
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Tessa's feast
26 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

It's only when the movie is over you 'll realize how deeply moving this very simple story is.A propaganda movie,it certainly is ,but a good propaganda movie which speaks to the heart .In those WW2 trouble times , a poor family is preparing a Sunday dinner for a guest : a soldier on furlough who will be back to the front after these fleeting moments of happiness.It's just a joy to see this family give all they have (and it is not much) to treat their guest like a member of their family ,with a little help from their neighbor.Ann Baxter and John Hodiak are a good romantic couple and their meeting when she's dancing alone is a good moment .

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