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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.

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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Budget:

$1,683,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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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

When Dink first starts fixing the car in the rain, he is wearing a normal military hat, but when Rusty calls him to come back to talk to the driver, he is wearing a German helmet. See more »

Quotes

Ortega: Has the senõrita the experience to attempt so deep a philosophy?
Kit: Well, I've kept my eyes open. And I've read a great deal.
Ortega: Huh, you will pardon the observation, senõrita, but to men of my years it would seem best to first live, and then write a book.
Kit: To live appears to me to be full of confusion and very little else.
Ortega: Confusion, yes, but it is better to live and make the confusion than to know and not live.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Claudette Colbert (1962) 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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