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Thelma Strabel (story)
Edward Chodorov (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 November 1946 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Ann Hamilton

Robert Taylor ... Alan Garroway

Robert Mitchum ... Michael Garroway

Edmund Gwenn ... Prof. 'Dink' Hamilton
Marjorie Main ... Lucy

Jayne Meadows ... Sylvia Lea Burton
Clinton Sundberg ... Mr. Warmsley
Dan Tobin ... Prof. Joseph Bangs
Kathryn Card ... Mrs. Foster
Leigh Whipper ... George
Charles Trowbridge ... Justice Putnam
James Westerfield ... Henry Gilson
Billy McClain ... Uncle Ben (as Billy McLain)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Adren ... Mrs. Davenport (uncredited)
Monya Andre ... Saleswoman (uncredited)
Sylvia Andrew ... Nora, the Maid (uncredited)
Morris Ankrum ... (uncredited)

Barbara Billingsley ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Betty Blythe ... Saleslady (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bill Cartledge ... Flower Delivery Man (uncredited)
David Cavendish ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ... Bookstore Proprietor (uncredited)
Dorothy Christy ... Woman (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Party Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... 2nd Man (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Dick Earle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Fitter (uncredited)
William Eddritt ... Butler (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Cora (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Florence Fair ... Guest (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Julia Donnegan (uncredited)
Jane Green ... Woman (uncredited)
Eula Guy ... Housekeeper (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Maxine Hudson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Hazel Keener ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Daniel Kerry ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Minister (uncredited)
Ann Lawrence ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Frank Leigh ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Sydney Logan ... Model (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Clive Morgan ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Murphy ... Luke, Telegram Messenger (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Senator Pelli (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Stationmaster (uncredited)
Rudy Rama ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Hilda Rhodes ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Gordon Richards ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Ellen Ross ... Gwen - Model (uncredited)
Nina Ross ... Woman (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Joan Thorsen ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Laura Treadwell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Hank Worden ... Telegram Delivery Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Vincente Minnelli 
Writing credits
Thelma Strabel (story)

Edward Chodorov (screenplay)

George Oppenheimer  uncredited
Marguerite Roberts  contributor to treatment (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
Film Editing by
Ferris Webster 
Art Direction by
Randall Duell 
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair designer
Mel Berns .... makeup department head (uncredited)
Production Management
Jack Gertsman .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norman Elzer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Jack D. Moore .... associate set decorator
Solly Martino .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
John Daheim .... stunt double: Robert Taylor (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
André Previn .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Albert Sendrey .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Katherine Doyle .... stand-in: Katherine Hepburn (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
116 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #11781, Adult Audience)

Did You Know?

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 5, 1949 with Robert Taylor reprising his film role.See more »
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly entertaining, 22 February 2007
Author: nnnn45089191 from Norway

Expecting something completely different when I saw the cast-list, this movie took me by surprise. Hepburn discarding more or less her usual screen-persona holds this mystery-thriller together with a strong performance.Robert Taylor returning from service in WW II,takes another step from those pretty boy parts of his early career. Robert Mitchum,still fresh after his breakthrough, is more or less wasted in a supporting role. Clearly patterned after earlier successes like Preminger's "Laura" and Hitchcock's "Rebecca" this movie isn't quite in the same league,but it still better than most.This is another title I hope will arrive on DVD.

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