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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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Comedy | Romance

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10 June 1947 (USA)  »

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60 lettere d'amore  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 5, 1949 with William Holden and Joan Caulfield 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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Followed by Dear Brat (1951) See more »

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FINE THINGS
Written by Johnny Mercer, Robert Emmett Dolan
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28 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my absolute favorite movie. They used to play it on the old movie chancels pretty often, but I have not seen it in a while. I will watch this movie every time it comes on TV. Even though there are plenty of sight gags, the best part of the movie is the interaction between the characters. This movie has some of the best dialog. I laugh out loud every time I watch it. I especially love the scene at the train station where Bill talks the group into "playing railroad". Even though it was made in the forties, it still stands up today. If you like romantic comedies, this is the movie for you. Great characters; Great acting; Great writing. I highly recommend it. (It truly should be on DVD. Who decides these things?)


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