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Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | June 1944 (USA)
Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writer:

Dalton Trumbo
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Jo Jones
Robert Ryan ... Chris Jones
Ruth Hussey ... Barbara Thomas
Patricia Collinge ... Helen Stacey
Mady Christians ... Manya Lodge
Kim Hunter ... Doris Dumbrowski
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Henderson
Richard Martin ... Mike Dumbrowski
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Storyline

Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

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Taglines:

"Chin-Up" Girl! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Compañero de mi vida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title comes from a line in Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "My Wife" first published in 'Songs of Travel and Other Verses' (1896). See more »

Goofs

When Chris comes around the hanging laundry in Jo's flashback, we hear the end of his whistling "You Made Me Love You," but his face is totally relaxed, and clearly not that of a person who is whistling. See more »

Quotes

Jo Jones: Your wife! You talk as if you had a bill of sale on me or something. Or, I was a horse that you had to lay in a supply of hay for.
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Crazy Credits

TO MY WIFE - Teacher, Tender Comrade Wife, A fellow-farer true through life, Heart-whole and soul-free, The August Father, Gave to me. Robert Louis Stevenson See more »

Connections

Referenced in Trumbo (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Cradle Song (Brahms Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Sung offscreen in German by Mady Christians
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Excellent Movie
1 May 2006 | by broadwaylady-1See all my reviews

I remember when we first got cable and had AMC. (This was back when AMC really did show the golden oldies... real classics.) It was at the beginning of the summer, and so of course i spent my days watching AMC, and my evenings watching I Love Lucy. This was on AMC twice one week, and I loved it. I have been searching for a copy of it ever since. I have checked every movie rental place (including one with dozens and dozens of the good old movies... Gene Kelly, Ava Gardner, etc.) and no one nearby seems to have one. Not even on ebay could I find a copy. I have craved this movie ever since that summer, and remember it as being one of the best movies I had ever seen. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this type of movie. It is excellent. I miss it so much, I just wish i could see it again.


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