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Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room,... See full summary »

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Sally Middleton
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Olive Lashbrooke
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Comm. Ned Burling
Kent Smith ...
Kenneth Bartlett
John Emery ...
George Harrington
Erskine Sanford ...
Storekeeper
John Holland ...
Henry Atherton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Kennedy ...
Naval Officer (unconfirmed)
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Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room, he ends up spending the weekend with Sally at her apartment. Both have to fight temptation as they become attracted to one another. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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28 February 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One for the Book  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Outtakes from the making of this film have circulated on video and online for decades as being among the only surviving film "bloopers" to feature future president Reagan. See more »

Goofs

Actress playing Sally mistakenly refers to the kitchen appliance double-boiler as a double-broiler, a cooking apparatus that doesn't exist. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Fabulous Fox (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Londonderry Air
(uncredited)
aka "Danny Boy"
Traditional
Played on the radio at Sally's apartment
Also played by the band at the Satin Room
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Charming screen version of long-run Broadway play...
10 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Eleanor Parker was approaching the peak of her career when she was cast as Sally Middleton, the slightly daffy heroine of this charming wartime romantic comedy. Ronald Reagan, fresh from his stint in the service, returned to play a soldier who finds himself falling for the charming actress and staying overnight (innocently) in her apartment. Eve Arden is on hand for comic relief as the heroine's best friend and gets some hearty laughs with her usual witty observations and Wayne Morris has a secondary role as her Naval commander boyfriend. Kent Smith is wasted as a producer unwilling to make a relationship commitment with Parker.

Eleanor Parker carries most of the film and proves adept at the physical comedy--notably in a scene where she prepares a sofabed for her Army soldier, empties ashtrays and primps pillows--all in harmony with Max Steiner's jaunty background score.

One of Reagan's better post-war films with his usual amiable performance as the decent soldier--and far and away one of Miss Parker's most fetching roles.


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