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Without Reservations (1946)

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Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous ... See full summary »



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Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous book, and who don't think much of the ideas it proposes. She and Rusty are greatly attracted, but she doesn't know how to deal with his disdain for the book's author. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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Claudette on a Pullman without a ticket...He-man Wayne aboard without a care!...Laugh-power setting for the screen's most sparkling gem of excitingly amorous adventure! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

13 May 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thanks God, I'll Take It from Here  »

Box Office


$1,683,000 (estimated)

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The opening shot shows "Arrowhead" Pictures motion picture studio. This is the actual RKO Pictures Studio Building at 780 Gower Street in Hollywood, retouched with "Arrowhead" replacing the RKO signs on the building. It remains a historic structure on the corner to this day. See more »


When the three travelers go to the Ortega property, the road is a fairly steep hill that curves to the left. When they leave, they drive down a road with an "S" curve that is on nearly flat ground. See more »


Rusty: Have you heard of some fellas, who first came over to this country? You know what they found? They found a howling wilderness, with summers to hot, and winters freezing. Did they have insurance for their old age, for their crops, for their homes? They did not. They looked at the land and the forest and the rivers they looked at their wives, their kids, and their houses. Then they looked up at the sky and said thanks God, we'll take it from here. They were men!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) See more »

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Guest Appearance by Cary Grant
24 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

After two years absent from appearing in films, Grant returned to Hollywood after the Second World War in a guest appearance in this John Wayne/Claudette Colbert film 'Without Reservations'. If you blinked your eye, you would miss Grant which means that this was definitely not a Grant film but a John Wayne. However, it was the only time that Wayne and Grant would appear together in a film.

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