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Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 May 1946 (USA)
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
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Dink
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Connie
Phil Brown ...
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Ortega
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Baldwin
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Dolores
Fernando Alvarado ...
Mexican Boy
Charles Arnt ...
Salesman
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Louella Parsons (as Miss Louella Parsons)
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Storyline

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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Transcontinental Romance - Unlimited!!! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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13 May 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thanks God, I'll Take It from Here  »

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$1,683,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Benny: as himself. About 15 or so minutes in, when Christopher (Kit) Madden (Claudette Colbert) is in the train station, Jack approaches her and asks her if she is Christoper Madden and when she says yes, he asks her to autograph the book she is holding (which she wrote) and asks her to make it out to Jack Benny. He first approaches with is back to the camera, so it's impossible to see who he is, but when he speaks, his voice is immediately recognizable. He then self-identifies to verify the viewer's suspicions, but not until she signs the book and moves on does he turn around and face the camera for the final verification. See more »

Goofs

There is a mistaken conception that the man in the opening newsreel of the film is digging a hole. Coal is spread around on the ground and around the circular manhole that the man is standing in. A manhole cover can be seen off to the side behind him. Back in the days when coal was used to heat buildings, in some cases it was dumped outside and then shoveled into a coal bin in the basement of the building. See more »

Quotes

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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Cute, fun and romantic comedy!
16 November 2003 | by (Reno, Nevada) – See all my reviews

Hello, I have loved this movie since I was 10 in 1947. I love John Wayne and Claudette Colbert in everything they do. This is such a cute, fun and romantic comedy it makes a person want to really "be there". It reminds me of "It happened One Night" with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, from a few years earlier. I love that movie, also.

Such fun! Thank you for listening. Florence Stockton Reno, Nevada


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