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Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 8 December 1944 (USA)
A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Martha Cheavens (story), Wanda Tuchock (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anne Baxter ... Tessa Osborne
John Hodiak ... Sgt. Eric Moore
Charles Winninger ... Dudley 'Granfeathers' Osborne
Anne Revere ... Agatha Butterfield
Connie Marshall ... Mary Osborne
Chill Wills ... Mr. York
Robert Bailey ... Kenneth Normand
Bobby Driscoll ... Jeep Osborne
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Helen Dobson
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Storyline

A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan something special for the soldier they've invited to Sunday dinner. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him and Tessa, the young woman who runs the home. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE AND JUST ABOUT PERFECT! (Print Ad-Lewiston Evening Journal, ((Lewiston, Me.)) 23 December 1944) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on Februray 19, 1945 with John Hodiak, Anne Baxter, Charles Winninger reprising their film roles. See more »


Soundtracks

I'll See You in My Dreams
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung off screen at the hotel ruins and heard often throughout the picture
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Desperately needs DVD release!
10 December 2001 | by derrickerSee all my reviews

This should be out on Criterion DVD, and sadly, it has never even been released on ANY format. Unless you are lucky enough to catch it on AMC, you won't see it. Which is sad. The only thing I can add to what has already been said here in other comments and in the summary is that it is easily one of the 100 best movies of all time, and a MUST if you are a fan of this era!!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 December 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Sonntagsgast See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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