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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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Complete credited cast:
Slick Novak (as James Davis)
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)


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 <>

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


Drama | Romance





Release Date:

7 April 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Encontro no Inverno  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Your Lover Has Gone
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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