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According to TCM due in part to the inability of people in the 1950's to review or have access to films cited as examples of Communist Propaganda, Black-listers were able to create hysteria by spewing misinformation, pouncing on this movie in part because of the title "Tender Comrade". Comrade known to be a term used by Communists, when in fact, as depicted by a Title Card at the beginning of the movie which reads... TO MY WIFE Teacher, Tender Comrade Wife, A fellow-farer true through life, Heart-whole and soul-free The August Father Gave to me. ROBERT LOUIS-STEVENSON See more »
When Chris comes around the hanging laundry in Jo's flashback, we hear the end of his whistling "You Made Me Love You," but his face is totally relaxed, and clearly not that of a person who is whistling. See more »
Quit shouting at me, Chris Jones! That's a fine way to propose. Yelling at me like I'm a fishwife or something!
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TO MY WIFE - Teacher, Tender Comrade Wife, A fellow-farer true through life, Heart-whole and soul-free, The August Father, Gave to me. Robert Louis Stevenson See more »
Good at showing the daily problems to overcome on the home front
I found it an interesting movie because I was just old enough to be aware of what was what during the war years. Rationing, shortages, worrying about husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles, etc. who were overseas fighting. It may seem "hokey" or outdated to those under thirty or forty, but it's fairly representative of what life was like. I agree with a previous commentator - Dalton Trumbo is/was a vastly over-rated writer, in fact if it hadn't been for the fact that he was "black-listed" I doubt if he would be remembered, let alone lionized as he is today. A classic case of creating a martyr. He's heavy handed and lacks subtlety. His mediocre writing is usually compensated for by the talent of the players or directors. View it with a mindset that allows for the ethos of the period and I think you will find it entertaining. Ginger Rogers is almost always terrific, and this movie is no exception.
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