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Faithful in My Fashion (1946)

A U.S. Army sergeant is home on leave to reconnect with his girlfriend he hopes to marry. However, in the years he's been away, she's gotten a huge promotion where they used to work together - and has become engaged to another man.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writer:

Lionel Houser
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Cast

Credited cast:
Donna Reed ... Jean 'Chunky' Kendrick
Tom Drake ... Jeff Compton
Edward Everett Horton ... Hiram Dilworthy
Spring Byington ... Miss Mary Swanson
Sig Ruman ... Professor Boris Riminoffsky
Harry Davenport ... Great Grandpa
William 'Bill' Phillips ... 1st Barfly
Margaret Hamilton ... Miss Applegate
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mr. Wilson
Warner Anderson ... Walter Medcraft
Connie Gilchrist ... Mrs. Murphy
Fred Essler Fred Essler ... Nikolai
Wilson Wood Wilson Wood ... Henry Stute
Jack Overman ... 2nd Barfly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Gargan ... Cop (scenes deleted)
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A U.S. Army sergeant is home on leave to reconnect with his girlfriend he hopes to marry. However, in the years he's been away, she's gotten a huge promotion where they used to work together - and has become engaged to another man.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det handlar om kärlek See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Friday 4 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 13 November 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), by San Francisco 29 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7), and, finally, by New York City 24 September 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Miss Swanson: Don't they look nice together? I think people who look nice together *should* get married. It's so beneficial for the children.
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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Know Why (I Just Do)
(uncredited)
Music by Fred E. Ahlert
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Tries Hard
3 April 2010 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Jeff returns from WWII, during which his girl has been promoted to department store executive and is now engaged to another man. So, just how much has war changed the homefront.

Typical MGM second feature of the time gives their younger players a chance to shine, while backed up by a veteran cast of supporting players. It's strictly lightweight since all dark traces of war have been removed from Drake's returning soldier. As a comedy, it's more sweet and mildly amusing than funny. Drake's ultra-boyish Jeff is the idealized boy-next- door, while Reed's conflicted Jean is still the picture of wholesomeness. Together, they're the audience's ideal young couple for facing a post-war future, with all the essentials moving into place. Above all, the movie works to reassure anxious movie-goers then readjusting to peacetime.

The comedy itself depends on two extended segments—the "mad" Russian (Ruman) playing cupid, and the shoe department "merchandizing" the couple back together again. And although the veteran players try hard, the episodes come across as more frantic than sparkling. Too bad the studio didn't assign a more talented comedy director with a better sense of timing and pacing. True, Drake may never have become the studio's second Van Johnson, while Reed is mainly remembered as one of TV's favorite moms. Still, the two do have their moments of genuine charm in this otherwise forgettable period piece.


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