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Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | September 1942 (USA)
Two brother, rival correspondents, find themselves fighting their conservative editor over stories and each other of over the affections of a pretty blonde journalist.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (story), Walter Reisch (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Clark Gable ... Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis
Lana Turner ... Paula Lane
Robert Sterling ... Kirk 'Junior' Davis
Patricia Dane ... Crystal McRegan
Reginald Owen ... Willie Manning
Lee Patrick ... Eve 'Evie' Manning
Charles Dingle ... George L. Stafford
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Storyline

Two brothers, both war correspondents, vie for the affection of the same girl at the beginning of World War II, and later find her doing orphan work in China. Written by Anonymous

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Together Again - They're Dynamite! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Light See more »

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Budget:

$1,060,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Keenan Wynn. See more »

Quotes

Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis: A two-timer, huh? She isn't a woman. She's a football.
Kirk 'Junior' Davis: Is that a flag you're waving or the double standard?
Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis: When a man's a two timer, that's just normal, but if a woman's a two timer, she's strong drink and shouldn't be sold to minors.
Kirk 'Junior' Davis: I ought to poke you one.
Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis: What for? If you can't read that babe, then someone has to do it for you? You want me to spell out the word?
Kirk 'Junior' Davis: Spell away!
Jonathon 'Jonny' Davis: It rhymes with champ. But it means the opposite.
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Referenced in Tuppen (1981) See more »

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love and jingoism just never goes out of style
15 May 2002 | by benglesonSee all my reviews

Films like "Somewhere I'll Find You" are great little time capsules. We tend to forget that America has a well-grounded isolationist past even though George Bush represented a return to the philosophy before 9/11. Anyways, this films' primary function was to rev up the home-front and sell war bonds and profile Gable and Turner. It does both well. It accurately forecasts a longer war and an eventual victory. The love story was humorous. The gamesmanship within the threesome tended to get a bit irritating until I realized that it was simply a plot device to keep things moving along as if the War wasn't a sufficient motivator. The more powerful love story was the unstated one between Gable and Carole Lombard. Her death a few days into the filming must have had an unimaginable affect on Gable. I could detect nothing in his performance that measured that. This was not necessarily a good film but there is a small pleasure to be had in viewing it and paying some distant homage to 1942 America.


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