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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:

The National Joy Show from the Joyous Stage Success 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

At the beginning of the film the Conway house has a vegetable garden covering the entire front lawn. During WWII these were called "Victory Gardens" as people were encouraged by the government to be more self-sufficient, and was also in this case a prominent sign of patriotism. 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

Don't Give Up the Ship
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when the sailor walks into the party
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cute little movie
29 March 2003 | by sarasdanoSee all my reviews

Janie is a cute little piece of fluff with a few good laughs, but I must say the patriotic stance it takes really killed the fantasy. This sort of WWII down-with-Hitler, hurray-for-the-military talk was common at the time, I realize, but Janie's excuse for her big party, not for fun but for the well being of the army and navy, and the nation at large, just added an extra "message" layer that wasn't necessary to enjoy the movie. Other than that, it was fun to see all of Janie's boy-hungry girlfriends yelling "jeepers" and "golly" all over the place. I must say the musical number took me aback at first, but it surprised me how enjoyable it was. If only everyone could sing in perfect harmony at house parties...


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