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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
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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Movie Connections:
Followed by Dear Brat (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
FINE THINGSSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Where is the DVD?, 31 August 2004
Author: rlshuster from new york

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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