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Without Love -- During World War II, lonely widow Jamie Rowan (Katharine Hepburn) helps the war effort by marrying military research scientist Patrick Jamieson (Spencer Tracy).

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Release Date:
May 1945 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
The story of a KISSLESS BRIDE...and the man who WALKED IN HIS SLEEP! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(19 articles)
Nate Ruess of fun. goes solo: Listen to 'Nothing Without Love'
 (From Hitfix. 23 February 2015, 4:11 PM, PST)

Farewell to Hepburn Tomorrow
 (From FilmExperience. 30 December 2014, 10:47 AM, PST)

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 (From FilmExperience. 18 June 2014, 3:00 PM, PDT)

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Kate's had the best of it, Spence had the worst of it See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Spencer Tracy ... Pat Jamieson

Katharine Hepburn ... Jamie Rowan

Lucille Ball ... Kitty Trimble

Keenan Wynn ... Quentin Ladd
Carl Esmond ... Paul Carrell
Patricia Morison ... Edwina Collins
Felix Bressart ... Prof. Ginza
Emily Massey ... Anna

Gloria Grahame ... Flower Girl
George Davis ... Caretaker
George Chandler ... Elevator Boy
Clancy Cooper ... Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Charles Arnt ... Col. Braden (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Officer in Elevator (uncredited)
Wally Boag ... Soldier (uncredited)
Ralph Brooke ... Pageboy (uncredited)
Hazel Brooks ... Girl on Elevator (uncredited)
Wallis Clark ... Prof. Thompson (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Man in Corridor (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Donald Curtis ... Prof. Ellis (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)
Joe Devlin ... Soldier (uncredited)
Dizzy ... The Dog (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Sergeant (uncredited)
William Forrest ... Doctor (uncredited)

Clarence Muse ... Porter (uncredited)
William Newell ... Soldier (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold S. Bucquet 
 
Writing credits
Philip Barry (play)

Donald Ogden Stewart 

Frances Marion  uncredited

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper 
 
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Harry McAfee 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Irma Kusely .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Walter Strohm .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl McEvoy .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
McLean Nisbet .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Joe Edmondson .... unit mixer (uncredited)
James Z. Flaster .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... effects mixer (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... re-recordist (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)
John A. Williams .... re-recording and effects mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Ballbusch .... montage effects
A. Arnold Gillespie .... special effects
Charles D. Hall .... special effects (as Danny Hall)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harkness Smith .... second camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Marion Herwood Keyes .... associate costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward Baravalle .... music mixer (uncredited)
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Pete Decker .... music mixer (uncredited)
Robert Franklyn .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jakob Gimpel .... piano double: Spencer Tracy (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
Herbert Stahlberg .... music mixer (uncredited)
Eric Zeisl .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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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:
Crew or equipment visible: Pat pushes a tall chest of drawers in front of his bedroom door so he won't leave the room if he sleepwalks. If you look closely, you will see a stagehand on the other side of the dresser helping him move it.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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Easy To LoveSee more »

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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Kate's had the best of it, Spence had the worst of it, 26 October 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Without Love is the third Philip Barry play that Katharine Hepburn was in on Broadway and then brought to the screen. It certainly is less well known than Holiday and The Philadelphia Story, but it's not as good.

The story concerns a government scientist who arrives in town without a place to stay. The housing shortage in Washington, DC during the World War II years was the whole premise behind The More the Merrier. Here it's a vehicle that gets Tracy to meet Hepburn. She's a Washington socialite with a big house that she's trying to sell. Perfect for Tracy and his experiments trying to invent an oxygen mask for high altitudes.

They develop feelings for each other, but both have been married before. Tracy's gone through a bad divorce and Hepburn is a widow. They agree to marry, but without emotional involvement.

How that all works out is the reason you ought to see the film. For me it's the weakest of all their films together. It doesn't have the sparkle of either Woman of the Year or Adam's Rib.

Possibly because on stage, Tracy's part was played by Elliott Nugent. I'm sure that the part had to have been built up for someone of Tracy's stature to even consider it even if it was Hepburn as the leading lady.

Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, and Patricia Morison all have good supporting parts here.

The fans of Tracy and Hepburn, individually and collectively, should appreciate this. That's a group that takes in a whole lot of territory.

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