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Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | October 1945 (USA)
Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that ... See full summary »

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Bunny Smith
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Chip Collyer
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Captain James Hollis
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Martin X. Edley
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Oliver Webson
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Randy Morton
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Cynthia Drew
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Henry Burton
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Juanita
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Mr. Jessup
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Stevens
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Bey of Aribajan
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British Secretary
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Emile
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Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary war correspondent and mistakes him for a jewel thief; a soldier learns that without an operation he'll die and so looks for one last romance with a beautiful but ambitious stenographer; a cub reporter tries to get the goods on a shady man's dealing with a foreign potentate. And it all happens in the opulent, grandiose New York landmark hotel as a sort of tongue-in-cheek take-off on the classic movie Grand Hotel. Written by A.L.Beneteau <albl@inforamp.net>

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FORTY-EIGHT EXPLOSIVE HOURS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Weekend at the Waldorf  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The ensemble cast never actually all appeared together. See more »

Goofs

Before Chip goes to sleep, he pushes chairs against the door. Later, Irene pushes the door open about 8 inches and gives up. But in the morning, the chairs are back against the door, when they should be 8 inches away! See more »

Quotes

Mrs. H. Davenport Drew: Think? What's there to think about on your wedding day? There'll be time enough afterward.
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During the opening credits the prinipal roles were credited as the character's name and occupation. See more »

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Version of Menschen im Hotel (1959) See more »

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I've Got You Under My Skin
(1936) (uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Played as background music in the hotel
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A building in the city
22 November 2007 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

"Week-end at the Waldorf" (1945) directed by Robert Zigler Leonard is a bit of New York City and because of that, it is also a curious movie well illuminated by light inside the shadowy rooms, the elevators, the hall, the corridors and the floors, the views from the windows, even the decoration of the doors, when a kind of candidate for a burglar of high society and a melancholic actress lodged each one there, somewhere with a common door. That is the core of the story with countless sparks and stark's episodes, also a Mexican orchestra and a visit of a business delegation of a given country from an important region from the world.

The oil affair is there as background of a trick for happiness like the loneliness of a gentle man officer remembering as the recently death of a friend in fighting on the finishing war in Europe. Even a small sequence, here and there of a kind of documentary in the middle of this fiction movie, it was very interesting from the time where "I guess he laughs" it was a line said by this Irene about him. The sensation of claustrophobia that this hotel as location in itself brings to the story is minor.

When he goes traveling abroad by plane, this one turns the wings near the skyscraper where from the other side she stays observing it through the window of her room - as in close and counter close perspectives of the shots in the last scene - saying reciprocally good bye visually each other, in spite of distances with him by the small window from the plane as in an aerodynamic view of Manhattan and its architectural modernity of the time from the sky in a competitive way with the gray building of the hotel.


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