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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Caulfield ...
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Mona Freeman ...
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Albert Kummer (as Billy DeWolfe)
Mary Philips ...
Virginia Welles ...
Martha Seacroft
Kenny O'Morrison ...
Sgt. Chuck Vincent
Marietta Canty ...
Dora
Irving Bacon ...
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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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Comedy | Romance

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10 June 1947 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Judge Wilkins: I'm a traffic judge. Let the Supreme Court give blood!
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Connections

Followed by Dear Wife (1949) See more »

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FINE THINGS
Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Emmett Dolan
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Adorable Romantic Comedy!
9 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a funny, tender film. I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of romantic comedies. It is where I first fell in love with William Holden. He is DELIGHTFUL here, to say the least. Dear Ruth has a great cast and it's well written. It's a funny and sweet tale of mistaken identity. A great family film. I've been suggesting it on TCM.com for years, but they won't play it so far. If you have a moment and have seen this film, please suggest it on TCM.com. I can't find it on DVD or VHS. I haven't seen it in 15 or 20 years or so, but I remember it well. It was unforgettable! Again, it is one of William Holden's most romantic, sweetest roles.


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