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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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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:
Miriam Wilkins:[on phone] I'll talk to you later. A prominent member of the last generation just walked in.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Dear Wife (1949)See more »
Soundtrack:
FINE THINGSSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Love this movie, 28 January 2008
Author: out_darn_spot from United States

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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