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Over 21 (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  8 August 1945 (USA)
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A woman screenwriter lives in a shabby bungalow in order to be near her husband, a 39-year-old newspaper editor who has just joined the army.

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Max W. Wharton
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Robert Drexel Gow
Jeff Donnell ...
Jan Lupton
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Lt. Roy Lupton
Lee Patrick ...
Mrs. Foley
Phil Brown ...
Frank MacDougal
Cora Witherspoon ...
Charles Evans ...
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Max Wharton, 39, is the editor of the New York Bulletin -- or he was, until he announces that he's quitting to join the army. Robert Gow, who owns the paper, is furious. But Wharton wants more than anything to be close to the war. And his wife, Polly, wants to be close to him. And so she finishes up her latest movie script, and follows her husband to live near the barracks. She lives in a bungalow with no shower, lights that you have to turn on and off from the outside, a refrigerator that makes a hideous noise when she's lucky (that means it's working), moths and other niceties. Meanwhile, Max, studying hard for his exams, is starting to believe the saw that you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Written by J. Spurlin

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 29, 1952 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role. See more »

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When Polly (Irene Dunne) is writing columns for Max (Alexander Knox) while he's busy attending classes and studying, one of the columns has a typo in the title - "Victory is What You You Make It." See more »

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Robert Drexel Gow: My editor! My paper! And this is how he tells me!
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WWII story from the wifely point of view
17 October 2007 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Note the wide release date of Aug 8, 1945 - about a week before Japan surrendered in WWII, so there will probably be a message for us in "Over 21". Irene Dunne (It Happened one Night, the 1939 version of Love Affair) is Paula Wharton, who goes to live on an army base while her newspaper editor husband is in training school. Alexander Knox ( the Longest Day) is her hubby Max. Look for Charles Coburn (Monkey Business, Gentlemen prefer Blondes) as the stuffy, commanding, newspaper boss. Also look for Cora Witherspoon as Mrs. Gates, from The Women, Bank Dick, Libeled Lady. War story written for the wives' point of view, which wasn't too common in those days. fun commentary on the shabby condition of the "married housing"; Irene's wardrobe in this film certainly wasn't at all shabby.. since they never had to leave their little cottage, it appears the whole movie budget was spent on her always-exquisite dresses and hats.


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