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Release Date:
October 1945 (USA) See more »
When Strangers Meet -- and Love -- Things Are Bound to Happen! See more »
Anything can happen during a weekend at New York's Waldorf-Astoria: a glamorous movie star meets a world-weary... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ginger Rogers ... Irene Malvern

Lana Turner ... Bunny Smith

Walter Pidgeon ... Chip Collyer

Van Johnson ... Captain James Hollis

Edward Arnold ... Martin X. Edley

Keenan Wynn ... Oliver Webson
Robert Benchley ... Randy Morton

Phyllis Thaxter ... Cynthia Drew

Leon Ames ... Henry Burton
Lina Romay ... Juanita
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. Jessup
Porter Hall ... Stevens
George Zucco ... Bey of Aribajan

Miles Mander ... British Secretary
Frank Puglia ... Emile
Michael Kirby ... Ensign John Rand
Cora Sue Collins ... Jane Rand
Warner Anderson ... Dr. Robert Campbell
Rosemary DeCamp ... Anna
Jacqueline deWit ... Kate Douglas
Charles C. Wilson ... Hi Johns (as Charles Wilson)
Irving Bacon ... Sam Skelly
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. H. Davenport Drew
Moroni Olsen ... House Detective Blake
William Halligan ... Chief Jennings
Bob Graham ... Singer

John Wengraf ... Alex
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra (as Xavier Cugat and his orchestra)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Xavier Cugat ... Orchestra Leader
Richard Abbott ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Jean Acker ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Harry Adams ... Uncle (uncredited)
Harry Barris ... Anna's Boyfriend (uncredited)
Carmen Beretta ... Guest (uncredited)
Velma Berg ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Ralph Brooke ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Fairfax Burger ... Subordinate (uncredited)
Jeanne Carpenter ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Ken Carpenter ... Ken Carpenter - Starlight Roof Announcer (uncredited)
Naomi Childers ... Night Maid (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Cashier (uncredited)
Rita Claire ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jimmy Clark ... Bellboy (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Sally Conlin ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
David Cota ... Hot Buns Boy (uncredited)
Dick Crockett ... Bell Captain (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joan Cunningham ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Lucille Curtis ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Kenneth Cutler ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Marjorie Davies ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
George Davis ... Asian Secretary (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... First Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Nadine Dennis ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Joe Dominguez ... Asian Servant (uncredited)
Carli Elinor ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Estelle Etterre ... Assistant to the Florist (uncredited)
Nancy Evans ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Pianist at Party (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Hotel Guest / Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ... Usher (uncredited)
Clyde Fillmore ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gloria Findlay ... Turkish Coffee Girl (uncredited)
Hazel Flint ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Reception Guest / Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Byron Foulger ... Joe - Chip's Barber (uncredited)
Dick French ... Clerk (uncredited)
Arno Frey ... Starlight Roof Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
Curt Furburg ... Barber (uncredited)
Mona Gitterman ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Pat Gleason ... Minor Role (uncredited)
June Glory ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Richard Glynn ... Youngster (uncredited)
Albert Godderis ... Wine Waiter (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Arlene Gray ... Youngster (uncredited)
Nancy Hale ... Dancer (uncredited)
Will Hall ... Cassidy - Doorman (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Hotel Guest Entering Elevator (uncredited)
Carey Harrison ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jamiel Hasson ... Arab Servant (uncredited)
Don Hayden ... Bellboy (uncredited)
George Herndon ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Dick Hirbe ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Rita Holland ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
W.J. Holmes ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gloria Hope ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
David S. Horsley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Ann Hunter ... Information Desk Attendant (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ... Dancer in Starlight Room (uncredited)
Mary Icide ... Elevator Girl (uncredited)
Gladden James ... Assistant Manager (uncredited)
Evelyn Janes ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Betty Jaynes ... Wedding Singer (voice) (uncredited)
Alice Keating ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edward Kilroy ... Assistant (uncredited)
Ethel King ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Hope Landin ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Barber (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... The Woman (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Hotel Staffer (uncredited)
Shirley Lew ... Chinese Girl (uncredited)
Karen Lind ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Mary Lord ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jean Lorraine ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Billy Louie ... Chinese Girl (uncredited)
Jimmie Lucas ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Jack Luden ... Clerk (uncredited)
Charles Madrin ... Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Mary Lee Martin ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Harriet Matthews ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)

May McAvoy ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Florist (uncredited)
Bob McCutchin ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Helen McLeod ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Hercules Mendez ... Arab Servant (uncredited)
Diane Meredith ... Dancer (uncredited)
Chef Milani ... Chef (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Sandra Morgan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Cashier (uncredited)
Marianne Mosner ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tim Murdock ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jean Nash ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Ann Nelson ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Roger Neury ... Maitre d'hotel (uncredited)
Hazard Newsberry ... Doorman (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
George Peters ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Albert Petit ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Alexander Pollard ... Waiter at Wedding / Hotel Doorman (uncredited)
Tandra Quinn ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Usher (uncredited)
Paula Ray ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hilda Rhodes ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Gordon Richards ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Trudy Rose ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Fuad R. Saadeh ... Asian Servant (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Attendant (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Oasis Diner (uncredited)
George Sherwood ... Doorman (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Mel Shubert ... Clerk (uncredited)
Darlene Smith ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Literary Type (uncredited)
Florence Stephens ... Woman Speaking to Irene (uncredited)
Cedric Stevens ... Attendant (uncredited)
Walter Stone ... Dancer in Starlight Room (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Waiter (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Photographer (uncredited)
Joan Thorsen ... Smartly Dressed Woman (uncredited)
Joyce Tucker ... Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Mitzie Uehlien ... Dancer (uncredited)
John Vosper ... Assistant Manager (uncredited)
Alice Wallace ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Bunny Waters ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Kitty Watson ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Marek Windheim ... Waiter (uncredited)
Wolfgang Zilzer ... Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Z. Leonard 
Writing credits
Sam Spewack (screen play) and
Bella Spewack (screen play)

Guy Bolton (adaptation)

Vicki Baum (suggested by a play by)

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
Robert Z. Leonard .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Johnny Green (music score by)
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (director of photography) (as Robert Planck)
Film Editing by
Robert Kern  (as Robert J. Kern)
Art Direction by
Daniel B. Cathcart 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles creator
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bill Lewis .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack Bonar .... associate set decorator
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Standish J. Lambert .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Charles E. Wallace .... unit mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Warren Newcombe .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Mark Davis .... camera operator: matte paintings (uncredited)
A. Arnold Gillespie .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Irving Glassberg .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Marion Herwood Keyes .... associate costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Ted Duncan .... orchestrator
Johnny Green .... musical director
Johnny Green .... musical supervisor
Kay Thompson .... choral arrangement
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Edward Baravalle .... music mixer (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Pete Decker .... music mixer (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Ted Saucier .... technical advisor
Charles Walters .... dance director
Alan Currier .... lead male dancer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
130 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #10800) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

In the rooftop restaurant scene an extra directly behind Lana Turner is wearing a white evening gown with a beaded laurel leaf pattern. This gown was designed for Joan Crawford and featured in the film "Reunion in France."See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Mrs. H. Davenport Drew:Think? What's there to think about on your wedding day? There'll be time enough afterward.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Wizard of Oz (1939)See more »
And There You AreSee more »


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22 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
A change in perspective, 13 November 2000

As in many movies made toward the end of World War Two, this film deals with some of the unpleasant effects on the personalities of those veterans who were part to the fighting. In this case, Captain James Hollis (Van Johnson) is amalgam of the troubled soldier: he needs an operation because of a fragment of shrapnel near his heart, he has no family, his friends were all killed in the war, and he is suffering from battle fatigue. This is all complicated in that he is seen as not having the "will to live." He is a hero looking for a long rest, hounded by a war correspondent. These images are quite different from those one finds in the propaganda films of 1940-1943. With victory in sight in 1945, the walking wounded needed help since battle shock was being recognized as a malady of warfare. As a film this is a fairly classy production, with good writing and a host of respectable actors in solid roles. Best of all, the film contrasts glamour on the homefront with the agony of soldiering. Week-ends may be short, but the lasting effect of this "Week-end at the Waldorf" echoes through the decades.

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