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I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | 5 January 1945 (USA)
A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors:

William Dieterle, George Cukor (uncredited)

Writers:

Marion Parsonnet (screen play), Charles Martin (based on a radio play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Mary Marshall
Joseph Cotten ... Zachary Morgan
Shirley Temple ... Barbara Marshall
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Marshall
Tom Tully ... Mr. Marshall
John Derek ... Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris)
Chill Wills ... Swanson
Kenny Bowers ... Sailor on Train
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Storyline

Mary Marshall, serving a six year term for accidental manslaughter, is given a Christmas furlough from prison to visit her closest relatives, her uncle and his family in a small Midwestern town. On the train she meets Zach Morgan, a troubled army sergeant on leave for the holidays from a military hospital. Although his physical wounds have healed, he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is subject to panic attacks. The pair are attracted to one another and in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas season friendship blossoms into romance, but Mary is reluctant to tell him of her past and that she must shortly return to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence. Written by duke1029

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Both living a secret...each afraid to tell!

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Drama | Family | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Furlough See more »

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Budget:

$3,250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)| Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Tom Tully, who plays Uncle Henry, is twenty-two years younger than actress Spring Byington, who plays Aunt Sarah. See more »

Goofs

When Zach enters the house and Mrs. Marshall takes his coat, both his coat and his uniform bear the rank of a first sergeant with 3 stripes up and 2 down. When Spring hangs his coat in the closet, it has the rank of a Master Sergeant on it, 3up/3down. See more »

Quotes

Mary Marshall: [after Barbara had partitioned all their stuff] Barbara, what I'm in prison for isn't catching.
Barbara Marshall: I'm sorry, Mary, I... I keep hurting you, and... I really don't want to.
Mary Marshall: I guess it is uncomfortable for you to meet somebody who's been in prison. Maybe when you get to know me, you'll feel differently.
Barbara Marshall: I want to know you, Mary. Really, I do.
Mary Marshall: How much do you know about me?
Barbara Marshall: Not much. Mother and Dad still treat me like a child. Everything's a big secret.
Mary Marshall: I don't think it would hurt for you to know. As ...
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Connections

Referenced in Charlie's Angels: Dancin' Angels (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll Be Seeing You
by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal
Performed by the off-screen voice of Louanne Hogan (uncredited)
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A Lovely Surprise !
29 January 2005 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

I usually gobble up 1940's romantic movies like freshly made creamed rice pudding, so I was most surprised to see this on DVD whilst looking for something else ! For the occasion, I gave in to an impulse and came home with the DVD in my bags ! This is not normal as I only usually buy DVD's of films I know and like.

The "risk" paid off ........ I thoroughly enjoyed the film, of course, I dearly love both of the main actors and am also fairly fond of Shirley Temple ( it's a change to see her as an adolescent instead of as a small kid ). Although the beginning of the film is a tad slow, the whole outfit soon warms up and of course viewer suspense is maintained by asking oneself when each one of the couple will discover the "terrible" secret of the other. It's an old and tried formula, but the hard fact is that it WORKS ! The only unpleasant moment is a frighteningly savage dog attack on Mr Cotten - which I wasn't expecting - and left me momentarily breathless (let's face it, those big white teeth were impressive !!!). I am happy to have this film as part of my DVD collection and would highly recommend it to all of you who are smitten with 1940's style romanticism !


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