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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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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

First film for Davis after her pregnancy. 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

If I Could Be with You
(uncredited)
Music by James P. Johnson
Played when Susan and Stacey arrive at the restaurant
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Slow-moving, drab, perhaps Bette Davis' worst film
25 April 2001 | by MnMG81See all my reviews

I caught 'Winter Meeting' the other day on Turner Classic Movies and decided to watch because I was interested in seeing a young Jim Davis, some 30-odd years before his famous Jock Ewing role. He clearly was in over his head. His acting style was wooden and awkward and he seemed uncomfortable playing the romantic lead. You could almost see Bette Davis cringing in their love scenes. His dismal performance dragged her down with him. You should have stuck to westerns, Jim. One of the film's few bright spots was the performance of John Hoyt in a sarcastic supporting role. He brought some comic relief (intentional comic relief) to this otherwise drab soaper.


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