Young Widow (1946)

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Cast overview:
Joan Kenwood
Lt. Jim Cameron
Gerry Taylor
Marie Wilson ...
'Mac' McCallister
Peter Waring
Penny Singleton ...
Peg Martin
Connie Gilchrist ...
Aunt Cissie
Cora Witherspoon ...
Aunt Emeline
Sammy Jackson
Steve Brodie ...
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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Release Date:

4 March 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Naughty Widow  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jane Russell said in 1996 that, "Young Widow should have died with her husband". See more »


(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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One Of Jane Russell's Best!
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jane Russell (Joan Kenwood) plays a young wife who has just lost her husband in the war. She goes through a range of emotions as she tries to deal with her loss and tries to find her place in life.

Jane was wonderful and handled a complex role like a Pro. Remember This was only her 2nd movie. You had the feeling she was a tried veteran. Mrs. Russell was made for the camera.

Louis Hayward Plays (Lt. Jim Cameron). He falls in love with Joan the moment he laid eyes on her. He soon finds out her tragic story. Louis was a great choice as the (new) man. They really worked well together. The inner play between the two was magical. This really was a well crafted motion picture, Well worth your time.

For some reason It has never been release to the public on VHS or DVD. I was able to get a copy from someone who had an original copy of the 35mm film. This movie needs to be made available!!!

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