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You Came Along (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 4 July 1945 (USA)
War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour... See full summary »


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Robert Smith (screenplay), Ayn Rand (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Robert Cummings ... Maj. Bob Collins
Lizabeth Scott ... Ivy Hotchkiss
Don DeFore ... Captain W. Anders
Charles Drake ... Lt. R. Janoschek
Julie Bishop ... Mrs. Taylor
Kim Hunter ... Frances Hotchkiss
Robert Sully ... Bill Allen
Helen Forrest ... Singer
Rhys Williams ... Col. Stubbs
Franklin Pangborn ... Hotel Clerk
Minor Watson ... Uncle Jack
Howard Freeman ... Drunk
Andrew Tombes ... Drunk


War hero flier Bob Collins goes on a war bond selling tour with two buddies, and substitute "chaperone" Ivy Hotchkiss. Bob's a cheerful Lothario with several girls in every town on the tour. After some amusing escapades, Bob and Ivy become romantically involved, agreeing it's "just fun up in the air." Then Ivy finds out the real reason why it shouldn't be anything more. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The Gay and Tender Love Story of Our Time See more »


Drama | Romance


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Film debut of Lizabeth Scott. She was discovered by Hal B. Wallis when he saw her on Broadway and cast her in the lead in this film. See more »


Referenced in Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997) See more »


One Dozen Roses
Music by Dick Jurgens and Walter Donovan
Lyrics by Roger Lewis and Country Washburn
Sung by first four cast members
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One of the Most Beautiful Films of WWII, a Film About Hope.
13 June 2005 | by silverscreen888See all my reviews

This film is a curious, very memorable and touching romance. The vast majority of the narrative line takes place during a bond-rally tour headed by Ivy Hotchkiss, played by Lizbeth Scott, and Robert Collins, played with intelligence by Bob Cummings. The bond-selling tour becomes a voyage of discovery as well as revelation as Cummings and his two partners, beautifully played by Don Defore and Charles Drake, try to keep Scott from finding out the secret Collins is hiding; at the same time, Scott falls in love with the mysterious fun-loving and irresponsible trio, especially their leader. The film is well-directed in B/W, with very good sets, lighting, costumes and lively camera-work; but the real star is Ayn Rand's scintillating and well-crafted script that keeps "sense-of-life as a positive" foremost even as we begin to wonder at Collin's reasons for keeping all light, uninvolved and gay. The supporting cast consists of old Hollywood professionals from Franklin Pangborn and Rhys Williams to Julie Bishop and Jim Bannon. This was a deservedly popular film, a TRop TRen grossing film during WWII, with its story about the need for hope made just at the end of the conflict.; Once again, Rand's uncanny ability to use honesty and clear definitions here others would use vague ideas turns a routine sort of comedy into an idea-level satire--a triumph of an indomitable man's spirit over adversity. This is a splendid piece of film-making, and one of the most atmospheric of homefront war films, with a lovely main theme and arresting dialogue. A love story for the ages.

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Release Date:

4 July 1945 (USA) See more »

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Don't Ever Leave Me See more »

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Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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