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Winter Meeting (1948)

Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan 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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Mr. Roderick Moran, Jr. (as Ransom Sherman)
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Leader - Woody Herman and His Orchestra (as Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
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Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan 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. Will Susan or God win his ultimate love? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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You've told me your secret, now I'll tell you mine. See more »

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7 April 1948 (USA)  »

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Encontro no Inverno  »

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$1,927,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis' then-husband, William Grant Sherry, appears in the film in the bit role of a sailor carrying a duffle bag, ascending subway steps next to Davis. See more »

Goofs

When Stacey goes to Susan's apartment at the beginning of the film, he takes off a light-colored scarf. When he goes to leave, he puts on a much different and dark-colored scarf. See more »

Quotes

Stacy Grant: [to Peggy] Let me give you a piece of advice, culled from years of devestating experience. Next to loss of money, deafness, and skin disease, passion can be the most dangerous.
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Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

When Your Lover Has Gone
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Music by E.A. Swan
Played at the restaurant after Susan's return from Connecticut
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A superb story only for authentic, intelligent people
16 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just as for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, so in every court trial two parties come into judgment: the defendant and the jury. Having read the denigrating comments of those who reviewed this movie, I declare that they are the worst film jury I've ever encountered. Because Bette Davis is one of Americas greatest actresses, she chose to realize only great scripts from great writers. WINTER MEETING is a great film! It definitely is not for shallow adrenaline brats who crave titillation. This film is for sincere, mature people who wonder deep things about the purpose of life, the nature of God and man. I sat on the edge of my seat all through this film, astonished and inspired that way back in l948 Bette and her team were facing the very same questions that have haunted me all my life. Exactly what is the point of this movie that makes it so worth while? Through frustrated romance and fiery introspection, we see that even in the midst of our worst self-doubt and despair, each of us is filling a vital part in the creation of a magnificent human race. All bring priceless pieces of life's puzzle that others desperately need, even if we ourselves don't know the value of our contribution. Deeply encouraging, even redeeming!


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