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I Love a Soldier (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 12 July 1945 (Australia)
During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is... See full summary »


Mark Sandrich


Allan Scott




Cast overview:
Paulette Goddard ... Evelyn Connors
Sonny Tufts ... Dan Kilgore
Beulah Bondi ... Etta Lane
Walter Sande ... Sgt. Lionel 'Stiff' Banks
Mary Treen ... Cecilia 'Cissy' Grant
Ann Doran ... Jenny Butler
Marie McDonald ... Gracie
James Bell ... Williams
Barry Fitzgerald ... Murphy


During World War II in San Francisco, Eve Morgan and her single girlfriends spend their days welding ships and their nights dancing with soldiers and sailors shipping out that night. Eve is determined to avoid any romantic entanglements until the war is over she refuses to spend her days and nights worrying about getting bad news about a man she has fallen for. But she doesn't count on meeting a soldier who is determined to change her mind. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama | Romance | War


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Release Date:

12 July 1945 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

When I Come Back See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in Omaha Sunday 4 January 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), followed by Phoenix 2 August 1959 on KVAR (Channel 12); in Detroit, it was first telecast in two parts, Thursday-Friday 12-13 November 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), it first aired in Milwaukee 18 November 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Seattle 30 November 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Toledo 23 January 1960 on WTOL (Channel 11), and in Minneapolis 27 April 1960 on WTCN (Channel 11). See more »

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Loved Love A Soldier
28 October 2001 | by guil12See all my reviews

This is a small quiet film with much tenderness. Much like TENDER COMRADE. It's stars Paulette Goddard and Sonny Tufts, fresh from their successful teaming in SO PROUDLY WE HAIL. Paulette is a well meaning home front entertain-the-troops while on leave. Along comes Sonny and sparks fly. However, Paulette won't take anything serious as she doesn't want to get hurt when the fellows take off to fight the war. It's fun and sometimes sensitive in how she finally promises to wait for him to come home. I liked this movie because of the underplaying of the leads. Tufts is often made fun of for his one level acting [including the joke at Academy Award time when a star was introducing the next guest by saying " And now, here's Sonny Tufts?"] but I founf him in this film as he was in SO PROUDLY WE HAIL to hold his own and work well with Paulette. Maybe she did that for him. Nice small role of the San Francisco [the setting] cable car conductor played by Barry Fitzgerald. I have a poster of this film featuring Paulette leaning up against Tufts who has got to be at least six foot five. Well paced and directed by Mark Sandrich. Not on VHS or Television, I got this on tape through Video Finders, a great source for old films you can't find anywhere.

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