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Virginia Van Upp (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
29 November 1945 (USA) See more »
Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One Real Issue -- it's not funny! See more (13 total) »


  (in credits order)

Rosalind Russell ... Dr. Susan A. Lane

Lee Bowman ... Michael Kent

Adele Jergens ... Allura

Charles Winninger ... Doctor Lane

Harry Davenport ... Albert
Sara Haden ... Laura Pitts
Percy Kilbride ... Judge Whittaker
Lewis L. Russell ... Colonel Brady (as Lewis Russell)
Mary Treen ... Train Passenger at Bar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Arnt ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
William Austin ... Receptionist (uncredited)
Willie Best ... Porter (uncredited)

Al Bridge ... Conductor (uncredited)
Arthur Q. Bryan ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
George Cleveland ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)

Dudley Dickerson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Don Garner ... Soldier (uncredited)
Eugene Gericke ... Gin Rummy Player (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Porter (uncredited)
Mary Green ... Passenger (uncredited)

Russell Hicks ... Mr. Lindsay - Patient (uncredited)
Doris Houck ... Girl (uncredited)
Coulter Irwin ... John Coake - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)
Elmer Jerome ... Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Marilyn Johnson ... Girl (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Lee ... Chinese Soldier (uncredited)
Eily Malyon ... Spinster on Train (uncredited)
Sam McDaniel ... Train Steward (uncredited)

Darren McGavin ... The Kid - Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)
Alex Melesh ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Edwin Mills ... Gin Rummy Player (uncredited)
Ida Moore ... Spinster on Train (uncredited)

Mantan Moreland ... Porter (uncredited)

Clarence Muse ... Porter (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Man in Corridor (uncredited)
Mabel Paige ... Mrs. Martha Whittaker (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Miss Downer (uncredited)
Nick Stewart ... Porter (uncredited)

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)

John Tyrrell ... Traveling Salesman on Train (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Doctor (uncredited)
Ernest Whitman ... Train Bartender (uncredited)
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. Peterson - Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
Alexander Hall 
Writing credits
Virginia Van Upp (screenplay) &
John Jacoby (screenplay) &
Sarett Tobias (screenplay)

László Görög (story) (as Laslo Gorog) &
Wilhelm Thiele (story) (as William Thiele)

Produced by
Virginia Van Upp .... producer
Original Music by
Marlin Skiles 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Viola Lawrence 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson  (as Stephen Goossón)
Van Nest Polglase 
Set Decoration by
Wilbur Menefee 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Bailey .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jack A. Goodrich .... sound recordist (as Jack Goodrich)
Russell Malmgren .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... miniatures (uncredited)
Lawrence W. Butler .... special optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ned Scott .... still photographer
Victor Scheurich .... second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Travis Banton .... gowns: Miss Russell
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Edwin Wetzel .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Norman Deming .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

The release date of the film caused an anachronism in the plot: the traveling Kent character is en route to Japan, via San Francisco, and mentions at least three times he is "off to war" - but the war ended three months earlier.See more »
Albert:Nobody's too old for anything, but unhappiness!See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
One Real Issue -- it's not funny!, 26 December 2010
Author: zeppo1-2 from United States

She Wouldn't Say Yes has a real, glaring problem; the script isn't funny. After a promising start -- a young, un-credited Darren McGavin as a war-weary GI sets up the main thrust of the plot -- the story starts to unravel. Yes, the premise is dated - and the ending is predictable by the second reel - but those aren't the problems with the film.

Rosalind Russell performance is wonderful. I'm not sure Lee Bowman is up to the task as our hero, it's hard to tell since his character's motivation waffles in and out - but I know that the supporting cast does a fine job.

The script seems to lose it's way, piling on needless twists. Scenes seem to go on forever .. the "I want to marry you" scene, obviously built upon a "who's on First" type misunderstanding, goes on forever, without much payoff.

Characters walk in and out of sets as if they each have skeleton keys, just showing up to add their 2 cents.

The wrap-up is abrupt -- Our heroine's change of heart is forced and un-motivated. And, for a "Screw-ball comedy", the pacing is lack-luster.

All in all - this film is disposable, unless you are a Rosalind Russell completist.

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