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The Very Thought of You (1944)

Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

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Delmer Daves

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Alvah Bessie (screenplay), Delmer Daves (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Morgan ... Sgt. David Stewart
Eleanor Parker ... Janet Wheeler
Dane Clark ... Sgt. 'Fixit' Gilman
Faye Emerson ... Cora 'Cuddles' Colton
Beulah Bondi ... Mrs. Harriet Wheeler
Henry Travers ... Pop Wheeler
William Prince ... Fred
Andrea King ... Molly Wheeler
John Alvin ... Cal Wheeler
Marianne O'Brien Marianne O'Brien ... Bernice
Georgia Lee Settle ... Ellie Wheeler
Richard Erdman ... Soda Jerk (as Dick Erdman)
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Minister Raymond Houck
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Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

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Romance | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con sólo pensar en ti See more »

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Budget:

$408,000 (estimated)
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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Eleanor Parker replaced Ida Lupino due to the latter's illness. Parker had just signed a seven-year contract with Warner Bros. less than two months prior to beginning this film. It was her first starring role with the studio. See more »

Goofs

During an outdoor scene involving the rental car, there is a brief instance of the reflection of an crew member being seen, perfectly centered, in the car's right passenger "vent" window. See more »

Quotes

Janet Wheeler: Been out on a date?
Molly Wheeler: Yes. I want to talk to to you, Jan.
Janet Wheeler: I don't feel much like talking, Molly
Molly Wheeler: Alright then listen. I think I know what the score is. You went ahead and got hooked, in spite of my advice. OK, so it's spilt milk. You made yourself a lonely bed and you're willing to lie on it.
Janet Wheeler: That's right.
Molly Wheeler: It isn't right. It's all wrong.
Janet Wheeler: Molly, please...
Molly Wheeler: Well what kind of a marriage have you got? A quick kiss, a swift kick and bingo - you're a war widow!
Janet Wheeler: Don't keep saying that.
Molly Wheeler: What kind of a man ...
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Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played during the wedding ceremony
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The Very "Wonderful" Thought of You ***1/2
16 May 2008 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Dennis Morgan and Eleanor Parker star in this wonderful World War 11 film how a weekend meeting between a soldier and a girl lead to marriage and brief happiness. The best part is that there is a wonderful ending.

Morgan comes home to Parker's family-a bickering one. Andrea King plays Parker's sister, who tired of waiting for her husband to come home, has been playing the field. She too realizes that she is wrong when her husband comes home unscathed from the war.

Morgan and Parker have a perfect screen chemistry. The picture would be considered corny by today's standards. We need more films of this quality. These war pictures searched for true meaning in the lives of people at home during the war at a time their men and women were serving. This is certainly a wonderful prelude to 1946's "The Best Years of Our Lives."


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