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Without Reservations (1946)

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

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Andrew Solt (screenplay), Jane Allen (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Kit
John Wayne ... Rusty
Don DeFore ... Dink
Anne Triola ... Connie
Phil Brown ... Soldier
Frank Puglia ... Ortega
Thurston Hall ... Baldwin
Dona Drake ... Dolores
Fernando Alvarado ... Mexican Boy
Charles Arnt ... Salesman
Louella Parsons ... Louella Parsons (as Miss Louella Parsons)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Claudette on a Pullman without a ticket...He-man Wayne aboard without a care!...Laugh-power setting for the screen's most sparkling gem of excitingly amorous adventure! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thanks, God, I'll Take it From Here See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Benny: as himself. About 22 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

Just before Louella Parsons is seen in the radio studio, an exterior shot shows a building with the name NBC, but when Parsons is at the mic, it is marked ABC. See more »

Quotes

Rusty: I don't want a woman who wants to tell the world what to do. I don't even want a woman who wants to tell ME what to do!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Wayne (1961) See more »

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Cute, fun and romantic comedy!
16 November 2003 | by florriebbcSee all my reviews

Hello, I have loved this movie since I was 10 in 1947. I love John Wayne and Claudette Colbert in everything they do. This is such a cute, fun and romantic comedy it makes a person want to really "be there". It reminds me of "It happened One Night" with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, from a few years earlier. I love that movie, also.

Such fun! Thank you for listening. Florence Stockton Reno, Nevada


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