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Two Weeks with Love (1950)

The Robinson family are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valeria, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Rowland

Writers:

John Francis Larkin (story) (as John Larkin), John Francis Larkin (screenplay) (as John Larkin) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Powell ... Patti Robinson
Ricardo Montalban ... Demi Armendez
Louis Calhern ... Horatio Robinson
Ann Harding ... Katherine Robinson
Phyllis Kirk ... Valerie Stresemann
Carleton Carpenter ... Billy Finlay
Debbie Reynolds ... Melba Robinson
Clinton Sundberg ... Mr. Finlay
Gary Gray ... McCormick Robinson
Tommy Rettig ... Ricky Robinson
Charles Smith ... Eddie Gavin
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The Robinson family are spending two weeks of summer vacation at a resort in the Catskills. Older daughter Patti vies with her friend, Valeria, for the affections of Demi Armendez but Patti is at a disadvantage because her parents think she is too young for boys. But with Patti singing at an amateur show and a dance, her adventures in quest of Armendez ends happily. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It has the fun of "FATHER OF THE BRIDE"...plus SONGS...plus TECHNICOLOR See more »


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Trivia

Jane Powell played Debbie Reynolds older sister in the film. They shared a birthday, April 1st. Three years apart. See more »

Goofs

As the parents (Horatio and Katherine) are getting ready to go to "the dance", daughter (Patti) ties her dad's bow tie. She is behind his back and cannot see that she is not tying it centered on her dad's celluloid collar. When the scene changes, she has finished tying it and it is neatly centered on his collar. See more »

Quotes

Horatio Robinson: Mind your own business! You buy that *man* some pants!
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Connections

Featured in Just One More Time (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during Eddie's juggling act at the talent show
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A Heart-Touching Valentine to Bygone Days
23 October 2013 | by marylois-788-910304See all my reviews

TWO WEEKS WITH LOVE is a rarity, a movie that sets out to capture the innocent charm of the early 20th century, and succeeds. A brave confection, built on a rather silly premise, it artfully presents the conflict in the heart of a 17-year-old girl who yearns to grow up and whose parents yearn to ignore it. Jane Powell is delightful as the adolescent who has a crush on the dashing man, and Ricardo Montalban hits just the right note of sophistication and kindness as he begins to fall for her. Debbie Reynolds is perfect as the wisecracking younger sister who knows what she wants and how to get it (and "it" is Carleton Carpenter), and two little brothers add just the touch of innocent mischief we would expect from little brothers in those days. Louis Calhern is delightful as the fumbling father, and Ann Harding is elegant and regal as always as the mother.

I don't see how anyone could interpret this as the same movie as DIRTY DANCING, except they both took place in Catskills resorts. It is truly about a loving family and how they cope with growing pains all around. The later film was no such thing, with a different set of characters and a totally different story line. It was certainly a different kind of resort as well.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tender Hours See more »

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Budget:

$1,405,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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