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Without Love (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | May 1945 (USA)
In World War II Washington DC, Jamie Rowan, enters 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 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:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sin amor See more »

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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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Trivia

Jamie (Katharine Hepburn) tells Pat (Spencer Tracy) she was born in 1917; truthfully, Hepburn was born in 1907, ten years earlier. See more »

Goofs

Pat pushes a tall chest of drawers in front of his bedroom door so he won't leave the room if he sleepwalks. If you look closely, you will see a stagehand on the other side of the dresser helping him move it. See more »

Quotes

Jamie Rowan: You never want love in your life again and I never want it in mine. But our reasons are as different as the sun is from the moon. You don't want it because you've had all the worst of it. I don't want it because I've had all the best.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Clair de Lune
(uncredited)
Music by Claude Debussy
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Excellent Tracy-Hepburn vehicle...but Lucille Ball's best film performance
9 November 2006 | by barrymn1See all my reviews

This is an excellent vehicle for Tracy-Hepburn, not their best but darn close to it. Cleverly made comedy.

The whole cast is just fine, but I think this is Lucille Ball's all-time best feature film performance. She didn't have much opportunity for high-brow sophisticated parts, and as Kitty, the real estate agent and love interest for Keynan Wynn, Ball is just wonderful. What a shame she didn't get parts like this very often.

Direction and set design is typical of MGM's best of the 1940's.

Nifty film.....now if Warner Home Video would get around to releasing it on DVD, I'd be a happy camper.


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