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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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Taglines:

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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Box Office

Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The car they buy is an 1933 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A Dual Cowl Sports Tourer by Castagna. It is one of only two known to exist as of 2018. This car was sold at auction by Sotheby's in 2017 for $902,000. This car has also appeared in Invisible Agent (1942), Mr. Imperium (1951), Follow the Sun (1951) and most famously in Giant (1956). See more »

Goofs

There is a mistaken conception that the man in the opening newsreel of the film is digging a hole. Coal is spread around on the ground and around the circular manhole that the man is standing in. A manhole cover can be seen off to the side behind him. Back in the days when coal was used to heat buildings, in some cases it was dumped outside and then shoveled into a coal bin in the basement of the building. See more »

Quotes

Rusty: Have you heard of some fellas, who first came over to this country? You know what they found? They found a howling wilderness, with summers to hot, and winters freezing. Did they have insurance for their old age, for their crops, for their homes? They did not. They looked at the land and the forest and the rivers they looked at their wives, their kids, and their houses. Then they looked up at the sky and said thanks God, we'll take it from here. They were men!
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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"John Wayne can indeed act"
13 March 2005 | by TSF7See all my reviews

Many in the Hollywood elite belittled John Wayne. To get back at him for his Americanist views, liberals panned his movies and acting ability. If you have seen "The Quiet Man" or "The Searchers" or "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" or "The Sands of Iwo Jima" amongst many others, you already know that John Wayne could indeed act.

Watch "Without Reservations." My family loves John Wayne but who would have thought he could do comedy? And then do it well?

"Without Reservations" is a funny, amusing, delightful movie which is one of my wife's favorite (a New York City liberal by the way). Get a big bowl of popcorn. Sit back with your family and enjoy a lighthearted adventure. Cobert and Don Dafore are perfectly cast.


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