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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 »
The story of a KISSLESS BRIDE...and the man who WALKED IN HIS SLEEP! See more »
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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Excellent Tracy-Hepburn vehicle...but Lucille Ball's best film performance See more (18 total) »


  (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)
Crew verified as complete

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111 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

The poem that Katharine Hepburn's character recites while riding in the horse buggy with Paul (Carl Esmond's character) is Sir William Watson's "Song" (1897). Ms. Hepburn's character, however, misquotes the line from the poem. She says, "April, April, with her girlish laughter." The lines she is quoting actually appear in the poem as, "April, April, / Laugh thy girlish laughter."See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) (TV)See more »
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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Tracy-Hepburn vehicle...but Lucille Ball's best film performance, 9 November 2006
Author: barrymn1 from United States

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

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