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She Wouldn't Say Yes (1945)

Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem,... See full summary »

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Alexander Hall

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Virginia Van Upp (screenplay), Hans Jacoby (screenplay) (as John Jacoby) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rosalind Russell ... Dr. Susan A. Lane
Lee Bowman ... Michael Kent
Adele Jergens ... Allura
Charles Winninger ... Doctor Lane
Harry Davenport ... Albert
Sara Haden ... Laura Pitts
Percy Kilbride ... Judge Whittaker
Lewis L. Russell Lewis L. Russell ... Colonel Brady (as Lewis Russell)
Mary Treen ... Train Passenger at Bar
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Susan Lane is a gifted psychiatrist, grounded in self-control. Before returning by train to her practice in Chicago, she spends time back East with war veterans, building their self-esteem, but frowning on the impulsive, as represented by a favorite comic strip called "The Nixie." She bumps into Michael Kent, an officer and the comic strip's author. He likes her instantly and she dislikes him. He's headed to the Pacific, sees her on the train, gets off in Chicago, and with her father's help, pursues her and hatches a plan to marry her. Meanwhile, she has her own plan to get rid of him with the help of a blond patient. Will the Nixie get into her psyche? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Some Call It Love See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 2, 1950 with Rosalind Russell reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

On a door in the ward in which we first see Russell plying her trade, there appears -- in raised lettering, no less -- the embarrassingly misspelled legend "Neuro-Pyschiatric Ward." See more »

Quotes

Doctor Lane: Everything's fair in love and war my boy, and this is both!
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One Real Issue -- it's not funny!
26 December 2010 | by zeppo1-2See all my reviews

She Wouldn't Say Yes has a real, glaring problem; the script isn't funny. After a promising start -- a young, un-credited Darren McGavin as a war-weary GI sets up the main thrust of the plot -- the story starts to unravel. Yes, the premise is dated - and the ending is predictable by the second reel - but those aren't the problems with the film.

Rosalind Russell performance is wonderful. I'm not sure Lee Bowman is up to the task as our hero, it's hard to tell since his character's motivation waffles in and out - but I know that the supporting cast does a fine job.

The script seems to lose it's way, piling on needless twists. Scenes seem to go on forever .. the "I want to marry you" scene, obviously built upon a "who's on First" type misunderstanding, goes on forever, without much payoff.

Characters walk in and out of sets as if they each have skeleton keys, just showing up to add their 2 cents.

The wrap-up is abrupt -- Our heroine's change of heart is forced and un-motivated. And, for a "Screw-ball comedy", the pacing is lack-luster.

All in all - this film is disposable, unless you are a Rosalind Russell completist.


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