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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
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'Mac' McCallister
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Peter Waring
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Peg Martin
Connie Gilchrist ...
Aunt Cissie
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Aunt Emeline
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Sammy Jackson
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Willie Murphy
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Bill Martin
Robert Holton ...
Bob Johnson
Peter Garey ...
Navy Lieutenant Smith
Bill Moss ...
Marine Lieutenant Pearson (as William Moss)
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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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The World's Most Exciting Brunette!

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4 March 1946 (USA)  »

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The Naughty Widow  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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

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Lt. Jim Cameron: Besides, this weekend has to last me a long time.
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Soundtracks

(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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Young Widow was an excellent obscure drama taking place during World War II
19 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

It's possible that during the Blondie movie series' hiatus during 1944, Penny Singleton made this since there's also no indication that World War II was even close to being over. Anyway, she plays an old friend of Jane Russell who's the title character as her hubby lost it at Berlin. Louis Hayward is the soldier who pursues her but partly backs down when he finds out the truth about her. Besides Penny, there's another blonde-Marie Wilson-who plays the usual dumb persona associated with her in contrast to Ms. Singleton's smartness. I'll just now say this was both touching and funny in spots so on that note, I highly recommend Young Widow.


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