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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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Arthur Q. Bryan is enough reason to see, and hear, this film! See more (11 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

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 2, 1950 with Rosalind Russell reprising her film role.See more »
Michael Kent:[accidentally knocking her in the face with a door] Oh! I'm terribly sorry. Did it hurt you?
Dr. Susan Lane:No, no. It's hardly bleeding at all.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Arthur Q. Bryan is enough reason to see, and hear, this film!, 10 August 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Lee Bowman plays a cartoonist who is going off to fight in the Pacific and Rosalind Russell a psychiatrist. Russell's problem is a common one in the 1940s in films--a woman competes in a man's world and as a result is rather sexless and sublimates this in her job!! It's very chauvinistic and doesn't play especially well today, but that's the way it is, folks! Eventually, through MANY contrivances the two end up together and eventually are destined to fall in love. Whatever--it's not like this sort of thing comes as any surprise!

Arthur Q. Bryan is a name very, very few people would recognize. He was the voice for Elmer Fudd up through most of the 1950s. Yet, aside from his voice talents, he didn't appear in all that many films. So here is a very rare chance to actually see what he looked like--and it was a LOT like his cartoon alter-ego. However, you really don't have to look for him in his bit role--as he talks EXACTLY like Fudd! It's sort of surreal seeing this pudgy balding man talking with such a strange yet familiar voice--and it's reason enough to see this Rosalind Russell-Lee Bowman comedy!! And, as an added bonus, you get to see a brief appearance of Alfalfa Switzer in one of his few adult roles (towards the very end of the movie).

Sadly, aside from the novelty of seeing these odd supporting characters, there isn't a whole lot more reason to see the film. Although it is a screwball comedy starring Rosalind Russell (who was magnificent in "His Girl Friday"), here she is just blah...because the story is so incredibly blah.

The story suffers from one major problem and lots of little ones--all because the writing is so incredibly bad. The major problem is that the film isn't funny--a pretty bad problem for a comedy! The minor problems include how contrived the plot is at times, the lack of chemistry between the leads (much of it due to writing--Lee Bowman and Rosalind Russell COULD have been good together) and the film just tries way, way too hard to make you laugh. This is because it didn't really trust the characters to develop naturally--it all came off as goofy and forced. All in all, it's not a terrible film but with good support and lead actors, it SHOULD have been a zillion times better.

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