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Dear Ruth (1947)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 June 1947 (USA)
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Ruth Wilkins discovers that her teenaged sister used her name in a torrid correspondence with soldier Bill Seacroft.

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A normal day in the Wilkins family: reticent beauty Ruth, crusty judge father, petition-happy political activist teen Miriam. Who should show up but Ruth's soldier pen pal Bill Seacroft...whom she doesn't know about. It seems Miriam used her sister's name and picture to build up wartime morale. Ruth reluctantly agrees to "humor" Bill for his 2-day leave, though she's just become engaged to her stuffy suitor Albert. Can Miriam's cloud castle last the weekend without crashing to earth? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It Had to Be a Movie...Cause They Ran Out of Theatres to Show the Play!

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10 June 1947 (USA)  »

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60 lettere d'amore  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 26, 1948 with Joan Caufield and William Holden reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Judge Wilkins: I hope the young fellow that gets my blood doesn't need it too badly, because I have no confidence in it.
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FINE THINGS
Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Emmett Dolan
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a good movie, that perhaps doesn't hold up as well as somesome
15 April 2001 | by (Denver, Colorado) – See all my reviews

I though this movie very good. All actors in it were more or less stars of the time. The title, Dear Ruth, is perfect. Good to see William Holden. Is a little old-fashioned but holds up pretty well. I really don't know what else to say. I enjoyed this movie when it first came out and I still enjoy it.


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