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Without Love (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | May 1945 (USA)
In Washington, D.C. during World War II, Jamie Rowan enters into a loveless marriage with scientist Pat Jamieson and becomes his assistant. Struggles bring them closer together.

Director:

Harold S. Bucquet

Writers:

Philip Barry (based on the play by), Donald Ogden Stewart
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spencer Tracy ... Pat Jamieson
Katharine Hepburn ... Jamie Rowan
Lucille Ball ... Kitty Trimble
Keenan Wynn ... Quentin Ladd
Carl Esmond ... Paul Carrell
Patricia Morison ... Edwina Collins
Felix Bressart ... Prof. Ginza
Emily Massey Emily Massey ... Anna
Gloria Grahame ... Flower Girl
George Davis ... Caretaker
George Chandler ... Elevator Boy
Clancy Cooper ... Sergeant
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Storyline

In WWII Pat Jamieson is a scientist working, with Government support, on a high-altitude oxygen mask for fighter pilots. But he has nowhere to conduct his research in secret until he meets Jamie Rowan, a woman with an unused house with a scientist's basement. Jamie has no hopes of marrying for love (and neither does Pat) but Jamie wants to help the war effort and she likes this quirky scientist and his dog, so to satisfy the proprieties they agree on a business arrangement: a marriage of convenience and partnership. They happily work on oxygen mixes instead of honeymooning. But as the footing of their relationship begins warm up, Jamie is courted by another man and the old flame that broke Pat's heart is back in his life. It will take a sleepwalking ruse, dodging in and out of doors, and a working oxygen mask to get them together again. Written by Kathy Li

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Taglines:

A GAY...ROMANTIC FUN-FEST! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film was a success at the box office for MGM, earning a profit of $619,000 ($8.4M in 2017) according to studio records. This was one of MGM's biggest hits of 1945. See more »

Goofs

Just prior to Pat Jamieson blacking out in the test of his oxygen mask, he says, "Jamie. Jamie." The next line, "We made it," was dubbed in later - his lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Rowan: [after Pat shows her the equipment in the basement] Jiminy Cricket!
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment, Part II (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
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Music by Claude Debussy
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Without Love = Full of love
30 June 2004 | by folsominc2See all my reviews

i was able to see this movie for the first time over the weekend & have to say that i immediately fell in love with it.

the tenderness of both characters & understanding of each other's problems showed how in love might grow to being in love so deeply.

the love of the characters was not based on sexual situations or any of the vulgar material that is produced today, although they were deeply attracted to each other, first mentally and then physically.

i truly wish that they would release this film so that i could get a copy of it. it is one of the best, sweetest romances i have seen in a long time.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,873,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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