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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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The story of a KISSLESS BRIDE...and the man who WALKED IN HIS SLEEP! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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May 1945 (USA)  »

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Sem Amor  »

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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 »

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While Jamie is wearing the breathing apparatus, she sneezes and reaches for a tissue. As she ties to blow her nose, she realizes she can't and her reflection in the chamber window doesn't match her actual hand movements. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Rowan: I nearly did Pat.
Pat Jamieson: Nearly did what?
Jamie Rowan: Fall.
Pat Jamieson: For Paul? Ridiculous.
Jamie Rowan: I know but it's true.
Pat Jamieson: Ah, nonsense. You're not the falling type. You're like the Tower of Pisa. You may have certain leanings but you always remain upright.
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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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Lovely Film
19 April 2006 | by (Perth, WA) – See all my reviews

Without Love, one of the Tracy/Hepburn movies, is one little-known films from that series. It is a sweet story of a developing love between two people. There is a lot of comedy as well, which is fantastic and it is truly funny at times. Katie and Spence, are, as usual, sizzling up the screen and acting to perfection. Although it may not have the charm of Woman of the Year or the biting dialog of Adam's Rib, it is a charming story. Katharine Hepburn plays a widow, Spencer Tracy plays a man who doesn't want to love again. This movie is not for everyone, I especially recommend it to Tracy/Hepburn fans as they will appreciate the real romance behind this picture and enjoy watching them sizzle. Beautiful film.


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