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No Time for Love (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | January 1943 (USA)
An upper-class female reporter is (despite herself) attracted to a hulking laborer digging a tunnel under the Hudson River.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Robert Lees (story), Frederic I. Rinaldo (story) (as Fred Rinaldo) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Katherine Grant
Fred MacMurray ... Jim Ryan
Ilka Chase ... Hoppy Grant
Richard Haydn ... Roger Winant
Paul McGrath ... Henry Fulton
June Havoc ... Darlene
Marjorie Gateson ... Sophie
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Storyline

Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance. Written by Ron Kerrigan

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Time for Love See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fourth of seven movies that paired Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. See more »

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When the strongman catches the barbell and falls down, a mat is clearly visible for him to fall on. The mat disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Katherine Grant: They were attracted to each other like syrup to a pancake.
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Star photographer meets tunnel digger
29 March 2018 | by csteidlerSee all my reviews

Claudette Colbert is a busy, successful and rather self-satisfied photographer on a popular picture magazine. Sent to do a story on a crew tunneling under the river, she encounters brash and beefy laborer Fred MacMurray. Not surprisingly, the two complete opposites take an instant dislike to each other. It's equally not surprising when they can't stay away from each other.

Yes, the plot is pretty predictable, but Colbert and MacMurray manage to entertain nevertheless. Fred is the kind of guy who talks tough but is nobody's fool when it comes to using his brains when he needs to invent a new machine to get his work done. Claudette, on the other hand, lives the intellectual life among magazine editors and pianists-but, it turns out, isn't afraid to get her feet muddy when it comes to helping a friend.

Rhys Williams is a good sport as MacMurray's pal from the tunnel. June Havoc is just right as the dancer who hangs out with Fred but can't compete with Claudette: fun-loving, slightly obnoxious, and just sympathetic enough that we almost feel bad for her.

Highlights include a sequence in the tunnel where mud is seeping through the walls and MacMurray's team-and Colbert-are in it up to their waists. There's also a hilarious bit where Colbert convinces the men to play musical chairs instead of throwing a fight. (They try it, it turns into a fight.)

Quite enjoyable, overall, thanks mainly to the personalities of the two stars. Colbert and MacMurray really are hard to resist.


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