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No Time for Love (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | January 1943 (USA)
An upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to a hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson River.

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... Katherine Grant
... Jim Ryan
... Hoppy Grant
... Roger Winant
... Henry Fulton
... Darlene
... Sophie
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Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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Comedy | Romance

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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1951 with Claudette Colbert reprising her film role. See more »

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When the strongman catches the barbell and falls down, a mat is clearly visible for him to fall on. The mat disappears in the next shot. See more »

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Katherine Grant: They were attracted to each other like syrup to a pancake.
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12 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

High-minded famed modern photographer Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) quits Mirror Magazine once again after arguing with the editor. Publisher Henry Fulton has a crush on her and forces him to apologize. She insists that she doesn't get preferential treatment and the editor promptly sends her into the tunnel construction under the river. Her presence causes an accident leading to meathead sandhog Jim Ryan (Fred MacMurray) getting into a fight. She starts dreaming about the hunk and decides to confront it. Henry releases a picture of Ryan fighting causes him to be suspended. Katherine hires him as her assistant and rom-com chaos ensues.

I like the pairing of Colbert and MacMurray. The actors have a nice chemistry with physical comedy and biting lines. The main drawback is that MacMurray doesn't fit the meathead role. He can play clueless but once he put on a suit and bow tie, he no longer fits the blue collar superman hunk character anymore. I would love to see this remade. This is a fun silly little rom-com.


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