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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.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Robert Lees (story), Frederic I. Rinaldo (story) (as Fred Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Katherine Grant
Fred MacMurray ... Jim Ryan
Ilka Chase ... Hoppy Grant
Richard Haydn ... Roger Winant
Paul McGrath ... Henry Fulton
June Havoc ... Darlene
Marjorie Gateson ... Sophie
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No hay tiempo para amar See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) drives a 1942 Chrysler Convertible, the last model manufactured before the WWII shutdown of passenger vehicles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Katherine Grant: Ryan, clean this mess out of the way.
Jim Ryan: You just told me not to touch him.
Katherine Grant: You know what I'm talking about. Now do it.
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It stayed with me all these years
25 July 2006 | by ghlist7876See all my reviews

This is a corny love story, no doubt about it. Colbert was at her prime, and MacMurray was on the way up. She was shapely, witty and ravishing as the Uptown NYC reporter, and he was sweat-laden, resolute and brawny in the mud somewhere below the Hudson. I saw it about thirty five years ago, and somehow it has stuck with me all these years. Now that I live in Massachusetts, where the taxpayer has just poured $16BN into a death hole below Boston, I just wish that old' Fred was still kicking so he could jump down in that glory hole and make it all right. Claudette could put the ink out on all the shady contractors and corrupt politicians. How come life isn't more like the movies?


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