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Janie (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance, War | 2 September 1944 (USA)
Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Agnes Christine Johnston (screenplay), Charles Hoffman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joyce Reynolds ... Janie Conway
Robert Hutton ... Pfc. Dick Lawrence
Edward Arnold ... Charles Conway
Ann Harding ... Lucille Conway
Alan Hale ... Prof. Matthew Q. Reardon
Robert Benchley ... John Van Brunt
Clare Foley Clare Foley ... Elsbeth Conway
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Thelma Lawrence
Hattie McDaniel ... April - Conway's Maid
Richard Erdman ... Scooper Nolan (as Dick Erdman)
Jackie Moran ... Mickey - a Sailor
Ann Gillis ... Paula Rainey
Russell Hicks ... Col. Lucas - Commander Camp Wingate
Ruth Tobey Ruth Tobey ... Bernadine Dodd
Virginia Patton ... Carrie Lou
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Storyline

Janie is a scatter-brained and high spirited teenage girl living in the small town of Hortonville. World War II causes the establishment of an army camp just outside town. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set aflutter by the prospect of so many young soldiers residing nearby. Which fella will they choose? But if Janie's family has a say in the matter... Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Straight from 77 Joyous Weeks on Broadway! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janie Tem Dois Namorados See more »

Filming Locations:

Malibu Lake, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the Broadway play of the same title that opened on September 10, 1942 and ran for 642 performances in five separate theaters until January 16, 1944, with Gwen Anderson in the role of Janie. See more »

Goofs

When Janie approaches Elsbeth to put money in her piggy bank to keep her quiet, a moving shadow of the camera rig is visible on the wall to the right as it moves forward. See more »

Quotes

Janie Conway: Elsbeth, where's some of your little friends, dear?
Elsbeth Conway: I haven't got any friends, I'm anti-social!
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Connections

References Rhapsody in Blue (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Mademoiselle from Armentières
(uncredited)
Sung by Robert Benchley
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entertaining period movie
6 September 2006 | by PoohsHunnyBeeSee all my reviews

I usually find movies of this era a little too slow or dull, this one kept me. It was humorous and well paced, nostalgic. Nothing too serious, but not too goofy either. Of course the girls were all immaculately dressed and the costumes and scripting for phrases was excellent. The premise was the same as what they use to build sitcoms today, Small town girl has beau that she has grown up with, romantic older fellow in uniform sweeps her off her feet, girl is torn between childhood ties and grownup romance...girl plans small affair while her parents are out, huge crowd shows up, party ensues and is broken up by the police and all of the characters still love each other in the end; all of the little side plots are happily resolved and that's the end. Good family film. (doesn't Janie look remarkably like Geena Davis?!?)


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