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Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 May 1946 (USA)
En route to Hollywood, an author becomes smitten to a marine, though he is unaware of her celebrity status and is critical of her best-selling novel.

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Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous book, and who don't think much of the ideas it proposes. She and Rusty are greatly attracted, but she doesn't know how to deal with his disdain for the book's author. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Transcontinental Romance - Unlimited!!! See more »

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Thanks God, I'll Take It from Here  »

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$1,683,000 (estimated)

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$3,000,000
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1.37 : 1
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Jack Benny: as himself. About 15 or so minutes in, when Christopher (Kit) Madden (Claudette Colbert) is in the train station, Jack approaches her and asks her if she is Christoper Madden and when she says yes, he asks her to autograph the book she is holding (which she wrote) and asks her to make it out to Jack Benny. He first approaches with is back to the camera, so it's impossible to see who he is, but when he speaks, his voice is immediately recognizable. He then self-identifies to verify the viewer's suspicions, but not until she signs the book and moves on does he turn around and face the camera for the final verification. See more »

Goofs

When Dink first starts fixing the car in the rain, he is wearing a normal military hat, but when Rusty calls him to come back to talk to the driver, he is wearing a German helmet. See more »

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Ortega: Has the senõrita the experience to attempt so deep a philosophy?
Kit: Well, I've kept my eyes open. And I've read a great deal.
Ortega: Huh, you will pardon the observation, senõrita, but to men of my years it would seem best to first live, and then write a book.
Kit: To live appears to me to be full of confusion and very little else.
Ortega: Confusion, yes, but it is better to live and make the confusion than to know and not live.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Wayne (1961) See more »

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Funny, entertaining
18 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Cute comedy about a novelist (Claudette Colbert) who meets a soldier (John Wayne) and realizes she loves him. There's more to it than that, but that's the bare bones of the plot. The movie moves quickly, is VERY funny and who knew John Wayne could do comedy so well? Colbert beautiful and charming (as always). There's also a few appearances from stars of that era. Bright, breezy...well worth seeing.


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