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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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Comedy | Romance

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Sem Amor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This film received its initial television showings in New York City Saturday 22 June on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 6 May 1958 on Channel 7 (KGO-TV); its first telecast in Los Angeles did not take place until 1 March 1959 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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Pat pushes a tall chest of drawers in front of his bedroom door so he won't leave the room if he sleepwalks. However, when he does sleepwalk later, the door is not blocked and we have never seen him move the chest back. See more »

Quotes

Pat Jamieson: Say, where do you live?
Quentin Ladd: No, no, no. No, a home is where the heart is, and a man's best friend is his mother. But not tonight, my friend. Not tonight, because you don't know my mother.
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Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) See more »

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Clair de Lune
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Music by Claude Debussy
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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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