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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
Anne Revere ...
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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sent email to fox
11 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I last saw this flick 30-40 years ago,just sent 20th.century-fox a email about it,as it has never been released in any format,also made mention that there were reviews on the IMDb,hopefully it will stir some people up over there,will have to see.funny,a really great little known film from the waning days of the war hold so little interest. i think this film stands well on it's own merit,it is up there with it's a wonderful life but not as sappy. don't get me wrong that is a good movie but me thinks it has been overplayed,glad it is out of the public domain,how many times during the holidays can it be shown??the cast in soldier was out-standing,when thinking about it i thought it was a MGM movie!! kudos to the talent that was involved in making this fine little film,hope it does get released on DVD/blu-ray


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