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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Sheekman (screenplay)
Norman Krasna (play)
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Release Date:
10 June 1947 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It Had to Be a Movie...Cause They Ran Out of Theatres to Show the Play!
Plot:
Ruth Wilkins discovers that her teenaged sister used her name in a torrid correspondence with soldier Bill Seacroft. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(2 articles)
Actress Mona Freeman Dies at 87
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 6 June 2014, 1:31 PM, PDT)

Holden Has Two 'Wild' Movies Tonight
 (From Alt Film Guide. 21 August 2013, 6:56 PM, PDT)

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Adorable Romantic Comedy! See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Joan Caulfield ... Ruth Wilkins

William Holden ... Lt. William Seacroft
Mona Freeman ... Miriam Wilkins

Edward Arnold ... Judge Harry Wilkins

Billy De Wolfe ... Albert Kummer (as Billy DeWolfe)
Mary Philips ... Mrs. Edie Wilkins
Virginia Welles ... Martha Seacroft
Kenny O'Morrison ... Sgt. Chuck Vincent
Marietta Canty ... Dora
Irving Bacon ... Delivery Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmie Dundee ... Harold Klobbermeyer (uncredited)
Jay Gerard ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Teaker (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Directed by
William D. Russell 
 
Writing credits
Arthur Sheekman (screenplay)

Norman Krasna (play)

Produced by
Paul Jones .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Emmett Dolan 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Archie Marshek 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
A. Earl Hedrick  (as Earl Hedrick)
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Sydney Moore  (as Syd Moore)
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Oscar Rudolph .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Camp .... props (uncredited)
Gene Lauritzen .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
William Thayer .... sound recordist
Joel Moss .... sound (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
 
Music Department
Charles Bradshaw .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
"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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Dear Wife (1949)See more »
Soundtrack:
FINE THINGSSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Adorable Romantic Comedy!, 9 September 2008
Author: dapplegrey13 from United States

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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