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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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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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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

Quentin Ladd: Nobody lives in this house.
Pat Jamieson: It's gonna hear the patter of four little feet tonight.
Quentin Ladd: Four? I can stand up.
Pat Jamieson: Are you sure nobody lives here?
Quentin Ladd: My cousin Jamie lives here. But nobody lives here now. Comprendez-vous?
Pat Jamieson: Compre - ? Oh, yeah. Oui, oui, oui monsieur
Quentin Ladd: What is that, free French?
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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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16 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this film despite not really caring for Katharine Hepburn as an actress. I do, however, like Spencer Tracy. Having not seen (or even aware of) the Broadway play, I have nothing to compare it to. I think that made the film better for me. The plot line moved along well, predictably perhaps. For supporting cast, I was really surprised to see Lucille Ball. She was much better to me playing a more serious character without the slapstick comedy. The ending was pleasing, good to see things all work out between them. My favorite part of the film I would say was the repartee between Hepburn and Tracy's characters, nothing is said directly to each other and yet each knows what the other meant. Fun film, which I enjoyed.


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