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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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Slick but uninvolving post WW2 comedy. See more (12 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 »
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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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Slick but uninvolving post WW2 comedy., 14 June 2004
Author: Mozjoukine ( from Australia

The bite had gone out of the Columbia comedies by the time they got around to having Roz Russell, in her Travis Bainton wardrobe, front this one as a psychiatrist who assures army hospital patients that we don't get shell shock anymore. According to formula, her self sufficiency has to be wiped out by the final reel and the agent of change here is a less than sparkling Lee Bowman, serviceman cartoonist whose Nixie strip character banishes inhibitions.

The studio's most prestigious technicians give things a smoothness that doesn't make them any more plausible. Best element is the forties atmosphere - train, clothes, cars.

Russell and Hall got better results with MY SISTER EILEEN.

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