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Young Widow (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 4 March 1946 (USA)
A grieving war widow meets a young Lieutenant but spurns him for trying too hard to gain her affection. Will she give him a second chance when they meet again?

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Joan Kenwood
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Lt. Jim Cameron
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Gerry Taylor
Marie Wilson ...
'Mac' McCallister
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Peter Waring
Penny Singleton ...
Peg Martin
Connie Gilchrist ...
Aunt Cissie
Cora Witherspoon ...
Aunt Emeline
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Sammy Jackson
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Willie Murphy
Richard Bailey ...
Bill Martin
Robert Holton ...
Bob Johnson
Peter Garey ...
Navy Lieutenant Smith
Bill Moss ...
Marine Lieutenant Pearson (as William Moss)
William Murphy ...
Army Lieutenant Hope (as Bill 'Red' Murphy)
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A grieving war widow meets a young Lieutenant but spurns him for trying too hard to gain her affection. Will she give him a second chance when they meet again?

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4 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Naughty Widow  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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With The Outlaw held up from general release due to censorship problems, Young Widow was the first time moviegoers ever saw Jane Russell on the screen. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jim Cameron: Besides, this weekend has to last me a long time.
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(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings
Music by Laurent Herpin
Lyrics by Harold Rome
Played and sung throughout the film
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Jane's the star but Penny's the treasure
7 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jane is gorgeous in this her second film but wasn't ready for a part that required a haunted bruised quality like this does. Missing from her performance is the permeating sadness of a woman who has lost her true love, something that Barbara Stanwyck could have injected in the part without breaking a sweat, still she makes a good try and practically glows on screen. The real reason to watch this is for the supporting cast. Connie Gilchrist and Cora Witherspoon make a fun pairing as Jane's opposite sides of a coin aunts back on the farm. Marie Wilson is charming as her usual ditzy blonde but it's Penny Singleton of Blondie fame who really delivers the best performance as an old friend of Jane's character who provides a nest for her to recover from her heartbreak. She's funny and strong by turns and enjoyable throughout.


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