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The Very Thought of You (1944)

Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

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Sgt. David Stewart
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Janet Wheeler
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Sgt. 'Fixit' Gilman
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Cora 'Cuddles' Colton
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Mrs. Harriet Wheeler
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Pop Wheeler
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Fred
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Molly Wheeler
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Cal Wheeler
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Bernice
Georgia Lee Settle ...
Ellie Wheeler
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Soda Jerk (as Dick Erdman)
Francis Pierlot ...
Minister Raymond Houck
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Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

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20 October 1944 (USA)  »

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Espero Por Ti  »

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Eleanor Parker replaced Ida Lupino. See more »

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During the outdoor scenes involving the rental car, there is a brief instance of the reflection of an elderly crew member being seen, perfectly centered, in one of the car's mirrors. See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding chapel
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Dear John, from the Home Front
30 April 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is an impressive drama about the other side of the familiar "Dear John" plot in World War II movies -- that is, what the women back home went through in fear, loneliness, and temptation while their boyfriends and husbands were far away, perhaps never to return. If you think of 40's movies as prudish, you'll be surprised by lines like, "I can't remember anymore the way it felt when we made love."

Sidebar: A supporting actress, the later-famous Faye Emerson, had just married FDR's son Elliott when this film was released. Also, if you live in L.A., you'll enjoy scenes on the Cal Tech campus and on Mt. Wilson.


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