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Young Widow (1946)

Approved | | Drama | 1 March 1946 (USA)
A grieving war widow meets a young Lieutenant but spurns him for trying too hard to gain her affection. Will she give him a second chance when they meet again?

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Edwin L. Marin
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jane Russell ... Joan Kenwood
Louis Hayward ... Lt. Jim Cameron
Faith Domergue ... Gerry Taylor
Marie Wilson ... 'Mac' McCallister
Kent Taylor ... Peter Waring
Connie Gilchrist ... Aunt Cissie
Cora Witherspoon ... Aunt Emeline
Norman Lloyd ... Sammy Jackson
Penny Singleton ... Peg Martin
Steve Brodie ... Willie Murphy
Richard Bailey ... Bill Martin
Robert Holton Robert Holton ... Bob Johnson
Peter Garey Peter Garey ... Navy Lieutenant Smith
William Moss William Moss ... Marine Lieutenant Pearson
William Murphy ... Army Lieutenant Hope (as Bill 'Red' Murphy)
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A grieving war widow meets a young Lieutenant but spurns him for trying too hard to gain her affection. Will she give him a second chance when they meet again?

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The World's Most Exciting Brunette!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naughty Widow See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Peg Martin's comment to her husband about a one armed baseball player toward the end of the film was correct. Peter Gray played one season for the St. Louis Browns. He batted .333 in the minors, and .218 in the majors. He played left and center field, and he had a .958 fielding average. His glove is in the museum at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. See more »

Quotes

Peter Waring: And Joan always brings a chaperone with her.
Lt. Jim Cameron: Looks like it's a pretty good idea.
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Soundtracks

(All of a Sudden) My Heart Sings
Music by Laurent Herpin
Lyrics by Harold Rome
Played and sung throughout the film
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Young Widow was an excellent obscure drama taking place during World War II
19 July 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

It's possible that during the Blondie movie series' hiatus during 1944, Penny Singleton made this since there's also no indication that World War II was even close to being over. Anyway, she plays an old friend of Jane Russell who's the title character as her hubby lost it at Berlin. Louis Hayward is the soldier who pursues her but partly backs down when he finds out the truth about her. Besides Penny, there's another blonde-Marie Wilson-who plays the usual dumb persona associated with her in contrast to Ms. Singleton's smartness. I'll just now say this was both touching and funny in spots so on that note, I highly recommend Young Widow.


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