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Winter Meeting (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1948 (USA)
Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »

Director:

Bretaigne Windust

Writers:

Grace Zaring Stone (novel) (as Ethel Vance), Catherine Turney
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Susan Grieve
Janis Paige ... Peggy Markham
Jim Davis ... Slick Novak (as James Davis)
John Hoyt ... Stacy Grant
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Castle
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Castle
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Mr. Roderick Moran, Jr. (as Ransom Sherman)
Woody Herman ... Leader - Woody Herman and His Orchestra (as Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
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Storyline

Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her he always wanted to be a priest. Will Susan or God win his ultimate love? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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No woman was ever happier to be next to the man she loves ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Meeting See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,927,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was a huge box office failure, bringing in less than half the cost of production and promotion. It was Davis' biggest flop at Warner Bros. and came after Deception (1946), another money-loser for the studio, causing Jack L. Warner to lose faith in the box office appeal of Davis. See more »

Goofs

When Stacey goes to Susan's apartment at the beginning of the film, he takes off a light-colored scarf. When he goes to leave, he puts on a much different and dark-colored scarf. See more »

Quotes

Stacy Grant: [to Peggy] Let me give you a piece of advice, culled from years of devestating experience. Next to loss of money, deafness, and skin disease, passion can be the most dangerous.
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Soundtracks

You Do Something to Me
(uncredited)
Music by Cole Porter
Played as Susan and Stacey leave the restaurant
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Movie With a Point
26 March 2018 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

First off you get Betty Davis who can deliver films up like a chocolate treat. Then the story is one to ponder and takes its place in the genre as part of lifes big picture and our personal journeys along the way. Two people meet and instead of selfish pursuits of which some takes place, they discover the true purpose of the meet to begin with but only after they have lived through it all. This concept can apply to all of our wanderings and gives us a reason to pause and ponder while pursuing things and going from point A to point B. Nicely done talkative film and acted out to perfection this leaves you with afterglow for watching it. For those that like to eat while watching (I do), nice scene with bacon and pancakes with hot maple syrup and delicious coffee. Have yours ready and join in or choose your own delight and go for it. Listen to the dialog, watch the scenes and receive this...


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