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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)  »

Also Known As:

Han kom genom brevlådan  »

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Trivia

"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

Miriam Wilkins: The game of man and woman maneuvering in pursuit of a mate I consider on the mental level of a game of checkers.
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Followed by Dear Wife (1949) See more »

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FINE THINGS
Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Emmett Dolan
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31 August 2004 | by (new york) – See all my reviews

One of the most delightfully hilarious movies ever made.

That's not an overstatement. If you've never seen William Holden in a comedy, this film shows how brilliant he was. This is a real gem,and it's simply baffling, to say the least, why it's languished on the shelf somewhere, without having ever been released on VHS or DVD. It's actually quite a relevant film for these times, about a veteran returning from war and a wartime pen-pal correspondence that results in a big mixup. Oddly, you can get the sequel, but not this one. Whoever manages these things, please: make it available for us. Even the classic movie channels haven't shown this.


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