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Without Reservations (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 May 1946 (USA)
En route to Hollywood, an author becomes smitten with a marine, though he is unaware of her celebrity status and is critical of her best-selling novel.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Andrew Solt (screenplay), Jane Allen (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Kit
John Wayne ... Rusty
Don DeFore ... Dink
Anne Triola ... Connie
Phil Brown ... Soldier
Frank Puglia ... Ortega
Thurston Hall ... Baldwin
Dona Drake ... Dolores
Fernando Alvarado ... Mexican Boy
Charles Arnt ... Salesman
Louella Parsons ... Louella Parsons (as Miss Louella Parsons)
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Storyline

Kit Madden is traveling to Hollywood, where her best-selling novel is to be filmed. Aboard the train, she encounters Marines Rusty and Dink, who don't know she is the author of the famous book, and who don't think much of the ideas it proposes. She and Rusty are greatly attracted, but she doesn't know how to deal with his disdain for the book's author. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Claudette on a Pullman without a ticket...He-man Wayne aboard without a care!...Laugh-power setting for the screen's most sparkling gem of excitingly amorous adventure! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 May 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thanks, God, I'll Take it From Here See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cary Grant also makes a cameo appearance. See more »

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Just before Louella Parsons is seen in the radio studio, an exterior shot shows a building with the name NBC, but when Parsons is at the mic, it is marked ABC. See more »

Quotes

Kit: I love him, senõr, but he treats me like a slave. He drinks, he stays out late with other women, and when he comes home, he beats me.
Ortega: Love and violence walk hand in hand, senõrita.
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Pretty Innocuous Film Makes for Fair Entertainment
8 November 2013 | by JLRMovieReviewsSee all my reviews

Claudette Colbert and John Wayne star in this lightweight comedy about an authoress who may not know enough about men to write about them. Her first book is a smash hit, but John Wayne scrutinizes it a bit, when he meets Claudette, not knowing she wrote it. He and his pal Don DeFore make a nice pair of guys to hang out with, and he and Claudette have good chemistry and repartee, but somehow the last 30 minutes goes off course and keeps this from being a very fulfilling movie experience. They're all good company and they have quite a few madcap escapades together, but things just don't fall into place as they should and the film tends to wander and go on too long. But if you get a chance to see Without Reservations, it's enjoyable and undemanding entertainment for almost two hours.


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