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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 ... 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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The story of a KISSLESS BRIDE...and the man who WALKED IN HIS SLEEP! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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

The poem that Katharine Hepburn's character recites while riding in the horse buggy with Paul (Carl Esmond's character) is Sir William Watson's "Song" (1897). Hepburn's character, however, misquotes the line from the poem. She says, "April, April, with her girlish laughter." The lines she is quoting actually appear in the poem as, "April, April, / Laugh thy girlish laughter." See more »

Goofs

Kitty Trimble tells Cousin Quentin that Paul Carrell wants to rent the house, while Quentin earlier told Pat Jamieson that Jamie, the owner, definitely wanted to sell - not rent - the house. See more »

Quotes

Pat Jamieson: Say, where do you live?
Quentin Ladd: No, no, no. No, a home is where the heart is, and a man's best friend is his mother. But not tonight, my friend. Not tonight, because you don't know my mother.
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Connections

Featured in Katharine Hepburn: All About Me (1993) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
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Written by Stephen Foster
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Lovely Film
19 April 2006 | by IncalculacableSee all my reviews

Without Love, one of the Tracy/Hepburn movies, is one little-known films from that series. It is a sweet story of a developing love between two people. There is a lot of comedy as well, which is fantastic and it is truly funny at times. Katie and Spence, are, as usual, sizzling up the screen and acting to perfection. Although it may not have the charm of Woman of the Year or the biting dialog of Adam's Rib, it is a charming story. Katharine Hepburn plays a widow, Spencer Tracy plays a man who doesn't want to love again. This movie is not for everyone, I especially recommend it to Tracy/Hepburn fans as they will appreciate the real romance behind this picture and enjoy watching them sizzle. Beautiful film.


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