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Janie (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, War | 2 September 1944 (USA)
Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Agnes Christine Johnston (screenplay), Charles Hoffman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Reynolds ... Janie Conway
Robert Hutton ... Pfc. Dick Lawrence
Edward Arnold ... Charles Conway
Ann Harding ... Lucille Conway
Alan Hale ... Prof. Matthew Q. Reardon
Robert Benchley ... John Van Brunt
Clare Foley ... Elsbeth Conway
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Thelma Lawrence
Hattie McDaniel ... April - Conway's Maid
Richard Erdman ... Scooper Nolan (as Dick Erdman)
Jackie Moran ... Mickey - a Sailor
Ann Gillis ... Paula Rainey
Russell Hicks ... Col. Lucas - Commander Camp Wingate
Ruth Tobey Ruth Tobey ... Bernadine Dodd
Virginia Patton ... Carrie Lou
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Storyline

Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set aflutter by the prospect of so many young soldiers residing nearby. Which fella will they choose? But if Janie's family has a say in the matter... Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Taglines:

Straight from 77 Joyous Weeks on Broadway! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janie Tem Dois Namorados See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu Lake, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warner Bros. had plans for a series of "Janie" films, but those plans were shelved when Joyce Reynolds married and temporarily retired. However, due to the popularity of this film, Warner made one more - Janie Gets Married (1946) with Joan Leslie playing the lead. See more »

Goofs

When Janie and her boyfriend appear on the cover of Life magazine in mid-smooch, her family has to skim contents before understanding why she is the cover girl (a feature on teenage make-out "blanket parties"). In reality, Life covers of this era always contained a few words of copy to explain nature of story depicted. See more »

Connections

Followed by Janie Gets Married (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

They're Either Too Young or Too Old
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Schwartz
Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Sung by Barbara Brown and Robert Benchley
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"She's everybody's sweetheart!"
5 February 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Joyce Reynolds seems a might grown-up for the role of Janie, a boy-crazy sixteen-year old in small town America who ditches her steady guy for a visiting soldier AND winds up on the cover of Life magazine (smooching at a blanket party) all in the same week! Non-stop barrage of wisecracks, put-downs, bull talk, and unfunny bits of business such as Janie's little sister bribing family members, Hattie McDaniel (as the maid) constantly scuttling after sassy kid sis, Janie's mother involved with the Red Cross, and Janie's father trying to write an editorial on the problems with today's teenagers (as the parents, stuffy, sexless Edward Arnold and pert, chatty Ann Harding make an unlikely couple, even for 1944; he looks incapable of helping to conceive a child much less raising two of them). Nominated for an Academy Award (!) for Owen Marks' editing, Warner Bros. followed this in 1946 with "Janie Gets Married". Reynolds must have outgrown her co-horts by then--she was replaced by Joan Leslie. *1/2 from ****


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