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Winter Meeting (1948)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  7 April 1948 (USA)
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Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manahattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »

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Slick Novak (as James Davis)
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Stacy Grant
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Castle
Walter Baldwin ...
Mr. Castle
Ransom M. Sherman ...
Mr. Roderick Moran, Jr. (as Ransom Sherman)
Woody Herman ...
Leader - Woody Herman and His Orchestra (as Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
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Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manahattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her he always wanted to be a priest. After some turmoil she advises him to follow his dream which he does. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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7 April 1948 (USA)  »

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Encontro no Inverno  »

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Although constantly referred to as a "hero", Slick Novak's naval uniform only has his aviator wings; there are no ribbons to indicate that he had received any award or decoration for being a hero. In reality, he would have worn any and all ribbons to which he was entitled, per Navy regulations. See more »

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Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »

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I Got Rhythm
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Music by George Gershwin
Played when Susan and Slick are dancing at the restaurant
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Should have been a humdinger...
6 December 2010 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Yankee poetess meets Slick Novak...and only God can come between them! Absurd sudser from Warner Bros. stars Bette Davis as an independent spinster and poetry writer in Manhattan who is thrown together on a double date with a celebrated war hero: a tall, broad-shouldered Naval Lieutenant who appears to bring out the worst in the not-so-old Old Maid. Jack Warner probably took one look at this material, adapted from a book by Ethel Vance, and instantly thought of Davis for the lead...but what else was there to this story which caused Warner to want to film it? The picture is distinctly without distinction, and Ms. Davis, puffing away on one cigarette after another, is forced to repeat herself (her performance is like a greatest hits collection). James Davis, playing the conflicted Slick Novak, towers over his co-star and is obviously not in her acting league, however there's enough professionalism on both sides of the camera to nearly pull off this odd romantic pairing. The wordy screenplay is colorless, and Max Steiner's melodramatic music cues are of no help, yet romance-buffs might get caught up in the story, nonsensical though it may be. ** from ****


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