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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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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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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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If I Could Be with You
(uncredited)
Music by James P. Johnson
Played when Susan and Stacey arrive at the restaurant
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What I Liked About This Film
26 November 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

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What I liked about this film was the dialogue. Yes, the dialogue. To me, this film was about two people who were struggling with their inner desires, disappointments, hurts and longings. Both main characters were somewhat stiff in social situations. The uneasiness between them was understandable to me because of their past experiences.

The romantic scenes were awkward in my opinion because of a spinster who is within her shell; and a man struggling with his inner desire to be a priest. Plus it appears the characters were two introverts.

Yes indeed, the film was slow moving, just like real life is sometimes. I do not mind slow moving films, for films should not always be about speed and excess of excitement. There were some really good moments in this film. If you do not mind a story unfolding slowly, with an emphasis on dialogue, check out this film.


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