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Dear Ruth (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 June 1947 (USA)
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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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 »

Goofs

In the last 10 minuts, William Holden forgot that the character's name of Mona Freeman was "Miriam" and he said "Mariam" See more »

Quotes

Miriam Wilkins: He was lonely and frightened, and - and he poured his heart out to me.
Judge Wilkins: Who's going to pour it back?
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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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Krasna does it again
14 February 2000 | by ( LOS ANGELES) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago and hardly remember anything, except loving it. Here is what I wrote in my diary:

"One of the most delightful comedies I have ever seen. I was in awe of the writer's wit and wisdom. The moral of the movie is that the greatest duty is the duty to oneself, the duty to be happy, to do as one pleases, not as one should, for the "shoulds" are nothing but other people's opinions."

At the time I didn't know the writer was Norman Krasna. Eventually, he would become one of my favorites. A Krasna movie is guaranteed excellence. His sense of humor and dignity never fail. Of course, one needs some of his smarts to understand him.


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