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Without Love (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | May 1945 (USA)
In World War II Washington DC, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together.

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In WWII Pat Jamieson is a scientist working, with Government support, on a high-altitude oxygen mask for fighter pilots. But he has nowhere to conduct his research in secret until he meets Jamie Rowan, a woman with an unused house with a scientist's basement. Jamie has no hopes of marrying for love (and neither does Pat) but Jamie wants to help the war effort and she likes this quirky scientist and his dog, so to satisfy the proprieties they agree on a business arrangement: a marriage of convenience and partnership. They happily work on oxygen mixes instead of honeymooning. But as the footing of their relationship begins warm up, Jamie is courted by another man and the old flame that broke Pat's heart is back in his life. It will take a sleepwalking ruse, dodging in and out of doors, and a working oxygen mask to get them together again. Written by Kathy Li

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She was a bashful bride! He walked in his sleep! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Sem Amor  »

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$1,873,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This was an adaptation of a Broadway play starring Katharine Hepburn. The stage production opened at the St. James Theatre in New York on Nov. 10, 1942 and ran for 113 performances. See more »

Goofs

Just prior to Pat Jamieson blacking out in the test of his oxygen mask, he says, "Jamie. Jamie." The next line, "We made it," was dubbed in later - his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Rowan: You never want love in your life again and I never want it in mine. But our reasons are as different as the sun is from the moon. You don't want it because you've had all the worst of it. I don't want it because I've had all the best.
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Connections

Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) See more »

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Easy To Love
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Music by Cole Porter
Played by the orchestra in the hotel room
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Excellent Tracy-Hepburn vehicle...but Lucille Ball's best film performance
9 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent vehicle for Tracy-Hepburn, not their best but darn close to it. Cleverly made comedy.

The whole cast is just fine, but I think this is Lucille Ball's all-time best feature film performance. She didn't have much opportunity for high-brow sophisticated parts, and as Kitty, the real estate agent and love interest for Keynan Wynn, Ball is just wonderful. What a shame she didn't get parts like this very often.

Direction and set design is typical of MGM's best of the 1940's.

Nifty film.....now if Warner Home Video would get around to releasing it on DVD, I'd be a happy camper.


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