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Adventure (1945)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, Comedy | 28 December 1945 (USA)
Dark, romantic, complicated drama about a rowdy merchant marine and sophisticated librarian who clash over their lifestyles and values - and then fall in love.

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Storyline

A rowdy, womanizing merchant marine, leader of an eccentric crew of misfits and drunks, is almost killed by a Japanese torpedo strike. The brush with death seems to make him even more reckless. In San Francisco, he clashes with a sophisticated, cold librarian, but hangs around because of his attraction to her much livelier, flirty roommate. Yet the seaman and the librarian can't quit challenging each other, almost to the point of a physical altercation. Following their most angry, almost violent argument, the two come together as lovers, running off to Reno for a quick, unlikely marriage. But almost immediately after, their differences in values and philosophy come to a head. The mismatched relationship seems doomed - and, possibly, to end in profound tragedy. Written by jcravens42

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Gable's Back ! And Garson's Got Him ! What A Battling Sizzling Love Team ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

28 December 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Big Shore Leave  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Barbara Billingsley - best known for her role as June Cleaver in the television series "Leave It to Beaver" and as the Jive Lady in Airplane! (1980). See more »

Goofs

When the Buckley's drive away from Emily's house in the country, a clear reflection of the boom microphone can be seen on the right rear passenger window and other areas of the highly-polished car as it drives off. See more »

Quotes

Harry Patterson: There ain't a dame I can't forget in six months.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Down in the Valley
(a.k.a. "Birmingham Jail")(uncredited)
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It was "it"! (I liked it)
29 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

You have to see the movie to learn what "it" refers to. You will also learn how to lure chickens properly, how to regain your "soul", what San Fran looked like in 1945, how to attract a woman by dating her roommate, how to throw rocks at your lover, how snappy dialogue and lively acting can be much more entertaining than the 90% of the c**p in today's "subtle" acting movies. No "adventure" here in today's terms but quite daring and emotional in its own way.


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