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The Man Who Walked Alone (1945)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  15 March 1945 (USA)
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A hitch-hiking stranger manages a lift from a young woman into the town he's destined for, and she's from. Both land up in jail, twice, as the small town and its leading family slowly unravel the in-plain-sight mystery behind this man.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave O'Brien ...
Cpl. Marion Scott (as David O'Brien)
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Wilhelmina Hammond
Walter Catlett ...
Wiggins
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Champ
Isabel Randolph ...
Mrs. Hammond
Smith Ballew ...
Alvin Bailey
Nancy June Robinson ...
Patricia Hammond
Ruth Lee ...
Aunt Harriett
Chester Clute ...
Mr. Monroe
Vivien Oakland ...
Mrs. Monroe (as Vivian Okaland)
Vicki Saunders ...
Camille
Robert Hartzell ...
Joe
Charles Williams ...
Moe
Frank Melton ...
Glem
Donald Kerr ...
Zilch
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Marion Scott, honorably discharged WW II soldier, in "civies" and carrying a suitcase containing his uniform and medals, is hitch-hiking to the small hometown of a buddy killed overseas, intending to make it his home. En-route, he encounters wealthy society girl Wilhelmina Hammond, who is running away from her stuffed-shirt fiancée, Alvin Bailey and has taken his car without permission. Marion and Wilhelmina are bickering over a blow-out and an empty gas tank when the local cops appear and haul them off to jail on a car-theft charge. Wilhelmina establishes her identity and is released and, intrigued by Marion whom she suspects is a deserter, arranges his release also. She takes him to the Hammond estate and tells Marion, who does not know her true identity, she is Mrs. Hammond's secretary. Wilhelmina has no keys to the home and they are arrested again when they are caught crawling into the house through a window. This time reporters and photographers discover her identity and plaster ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He Was A One-Man Army - She A One-Girl Blitz!

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15 March 1945 (USA)  »

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Good natured comedy with familiar plot but appealing characters
8 June 2012 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Dave O'Brien is Marion: Just home from the war, he carries his uniform in a suitcase instead of wearing it. Kay Aldridge is Willie, a rich girl on the road alone and keeping a low profile. He's hitchhiking; she reluctantly picks him up. Marion tells Willie she's got idle rich written all over her—and she assumes he's out of uniform because he's a deserter. It's the old hate at first sight setup.

Things develop, of course, and O'Brien and Aldridge make a great pair, even though not much surprises about the way their relationship turns and progresses. Together and separately, both stars look fine and appear very much at home in this easy going romance that includes plenty of laughs, some fun supporting characters, and a happy portion of patriotic sentiment.

Walter Catlett is very funny as Wiggins the butler—we first meet him in his lodge outfit, complete with cocked hat and epaulettes, arriving home from a "meeting" somewhat tipsy. Fourteen-year-old Nancy June Robinson is also hilarious as the precocious little sister out to get herself an education.

Overall, it's no classic but really sweet. O'Brien is just about right as a sort of Everyman, circa 1945—returning home from the war to a home he doesn't really know. A slight tale, yes…but warm and hopeful.

One startling and hilarious scene: Having run out of gas and walked to a station, O'Brien arrives back at the car with a gallon of gas in a jar…a clear glass jar like you would buy cider in. He pours the gas into the tank….then casually tosses the empty jar aside into the ditch.


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