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No Time for Love (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | January 1943 (USA)
An upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to a hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson River.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Robert Lees (story), Frederic I. Rinaldo (story) (as Fred Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Katherine Grant
Fred MacMurray ... Jim Ryan
Ilka Chase ... Hoppy Grant
Richard Haydn ... Roger Winant
Paul McGrath ... Henry Fulton
June Havoc ... Darlene
Marjorie Gateson ... Sophie
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Storyline

Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No hay tiempo para amar See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) drives a 1942 Chrysler Convertible, the last model manufactured before the WWII shutdown of passenger vehicles. See more »

Goofs

When the strongman catches the barbell and falls down, a mat is clearly visible for him to fall on. The mat disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Darlene: Aw, gee, you're wonderful!
Jim Ryan: Just keep that in mind.
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like the pairing
12 May 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

High-minded famed modern photographer Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) quits Mirror Magazine once again after arguing with the editor. Publisher Henry Fulton has a crush on her and forces him to apologize. She insists that she doesn't get preferential treatment and the editor promptly sends her into the tunnel construction under the river. Her presence causes an accident leading to meathead sandhog Jim Ryan (Fred MacMurray) getting into a fight. She starts dreaming about the hunk and decides to confront it. Henry releases a picture of Ryan fighting causes him to be suspended. Katherine hires him as her assistant and rom-com chaos ensues.

I like the pairing of Colbert and MacMurray. The actors have a nice chemistry with physical comedy and biting lines. The main drawback is that MacMurray doesn't fit the meathead role. He can play clueless but once he put on a suit and bow tie, he no longer fits the blue collar superman hunk character anymore. I would love to see this remade. This is a fun silly little rom-com.


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