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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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John Hodiak ...
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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Jeep Osborne
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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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florida | home front

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Drama | War

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8 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Sonntagsgast  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Soundtracks

I'll See You in My Dreams
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung off screen at the hotel ruins and heard often throughout the picture
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24 January 2008 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with all the comments here. "Sunday Dinner For A Soldier" is a wonderful family film. I'm very surprised that it isn't in either DVD or VHS release. Everyone in the cast shines, and the plot is simple, yet beautiful, with just enough humor to keep it rolling along. I've always been a big fan of both John Hodiak and Anne Baxter, so this was perfect casting, in my opinion. Baxter was never lovelier than during this period in her career.

It shows up on the Fox Movie Channel every now and then, as it was a Fox Studio production, but I wish it was available for purchase. I'd pull it out every couple of months, just to get spiritually recharged. It is an uplifting film, filled with hope and resolve in the midst of wartime.


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