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Director:
Writers:
Ben Hecht (novel)
Ben Hecht (screenplay)
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Release Date:
April 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Wartime romance about a lonely man and woman who meet one rainy afternoon in New York. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Life Can Be So Cruel....But We Can Still Hope For Miracles See more (38 total) »

Cast

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Jane Wyman ... Ruth Wood

Van Johnson ... Pvt. Arthur 'Art' Hugenon

Peggie Castle ... Millie Kranz

Fred Clark ... Steven Jalonik

Eileen Heckart ... Grace Ullman
Josephine Hutchinson ... Agnes Wood
William Gargan ... Harry Wood

Marcel Dalio ... Marcel, Waiter
George Givot ... Headwaiter

Barbara Nichols ... Arlene Parker nee Witchy
Halliwell Hobbes ... Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate

Paul Picerni ... Priest

Alan King ... Sgt. Gilbert 'Gil' Parker
Irene Seidner ... Mrs. Hamer

Arte Johnson ... Monty
Marian Holmes ... Mrs. Rickles
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Canelli
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rose Allen ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Chalo Alvarado ... Italian Count (uncredited)
Roxanne Arlen ... Cathy Wicklow (uncredited)

Malcolm Atterbury ... Special Delivery Man (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Newsman at Desk (uncredited)
John Connoughton ... Altar Boy (uncredited)
Diana Dawson ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Anna Dewey ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Darlene Fields ... Count's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Harry Harvey Jr. ... Boy in New York Times Office (uncredited)
Charles Anthony Hughes ... 55 Year Old Man (uncredited)
Walter Kingson ... Narrator (uncredited)
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Andy, the Bartender (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Antique Store Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Assistant Auctioneer (uncredited)
Lucita ... Accordionist (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Stout Man (uncredited)
Charles Meredith ... Mr. Baldwin's Associate (uncredited)
Allen Ray ... Middle Aged Man (uncredited)
Grandon Rhodes ... Mr. Baldwin, City Editor (uncredited)
Frank J. Scannell ... Auctioneer (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ... Dr. Zero (uncredited)
Paul Smith ... Dixie Dooley (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Street Extra (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man at Auction (uncredited)
Michael Vallon ... Italian Flower Vendor (uncredited)
Glen Vernon ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Mr. McGuire, Salesman (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Auction Extra (uncredited)
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Directed by
Rudolph Maté 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Hecht  novel
Ben Hecht  screenplay

Produced by
Frank P. Rosenberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
 
Film Editing by
Thomas Reilly 
 
Art Direction by
Leo K. Kuter 
 
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mel Dellar .... assistant director
Lee White .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator
Ray Heindorf .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eugene Busch .... dialogue supervisor
 

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Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
When Jane Wyman, as Ruth, and Eileen Heckart, as Grace, pause to talk on a bridge in Central Park, the building on the edge of the park filling half the screen is the Dakota, perhaps New York's most famous apartment building.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Although the movie is set in 1942, when WWII meat rationing was in full force, Art and Ruth have no trouble buying an entire pound of corned beef at a deli.See more »
Quotes:
Ruth Wood:How can there be a God when things like this happen, people getting killed?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Illegal (1955)See more »
Soundtrack:
With Plenty of Money and YouSee more »

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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Life Can Be So Cruel....But We Can Still Hope For Miracles, 29 January 2007
Author: ck-18 from Sydney, Australia

It's been a long time since I've watched a movie and shed tears but this movie clinched it! What a beautiful film - it certainly plays with your emotions in such a poignant way. Jane Wyman's brilliant, grief-stricken performance makes your heart simply melt with sorrow and watching Johnson's impeccable performance made me forget that I have never been a Van Johnson fan; credit to him for a splendid, utterly emotive portrayal of the character he played in this film. These two leads and the supporting cast played their roles to perfection and I was so consumed that I failed to remember that they were actually acting.

The storyline of this film had me absorbed from the beginning through to its exquisite ending; it left me covered in goose bumps and literally I felt numb as the chills ran through me! Most significantly though, this film profoundly made me feel how important and precious my loved ones are to me as it helped nudge my dormant realisation that the uncertainty of life always surrounds us....we must not take anyone for granted and we must not take life and "faith" for granted.

As you have noticed I did not relate the plot of this movie as other reviewers have more or less done so. All I can say is that you should do yourself a favour and view this film - this is one film you need to watch at least once in your lifetime (and feel those chills and goose bumps!)....SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL.

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