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I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.


William Dieterle, George Cukor (uncredited)


Charles Martin (play), Marion Parsonnet


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Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Mary Marshall
Joseph Cotten ... Zachary Morgan
Shirley Temple ... Barbara Marshall
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Marshall
Tom Tully ... Mr. Marshall
John Derek ... Lt. Bruce (as Dare Harris)
Chill Wills ... Swanson
Kenny Bowers Kenny Bowers ... Sailor on Train


Mary Marshall, serving a six year term for accidental manslaughter, is given a Christmas furlough from prison to visit her closest relatives, her uncle and his family in a small Midwestern town. On the train she meets Zach Morgan, a troubled army sergeant on leave for the holidays from a military hospital. Although his physical wounds have healed, he is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and is subject to panic attacks. The pair are attracted to one another and in the warm atmosphere of the Christmas season friendship blossoms into romance, but Mary is reluctant to tell him of her past and that she must shortly return to prison to serve the remainder of her sentence. Written by duke1029

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Both living a secret...each afraid to tell!


Drama | Family | Romance


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Release Date:

5 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Te volveré a ver See more »


Box Office


$3,250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Neither of the movies at the cinema, 'Make Way for Glory' and 'Romantic Rhapsody', are actual movies. See more »


Mary tells the taxi driver the address is 617 North Elm Street, but on the phone she tells Zach the address is 617 Elm Street. See more »


Mary Marshall: You know something?
Zachary Morgan: What?
Mary Marshall: The doctors are gonna be very surprised when they see you. They'll probably send you back to active duty.
Zachary Morgan: That lemonade must have been spiked.
Mary Marshall: No, I really mean it. Do you realize what you did tonight? I bet you couldn't have done that a week ago.
Zachary Morgan: What?
Mary Marshall: Well, I watched you all evening. When you were dancing, you never hesitated for words, and your eyes didn't blink. And then when that dog attacked us, I've never seen anyone quite so fast on their feet.
Zachary Morgan: I didn't even ...
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Referenced in Charlie's Angels: Dancin' Angels (1980) See more »


I'll Be Seeing You
by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal
Performed by the off-screen voice of Louanne Hogan (uncredited)
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I'll Be Seeing You is worth looking for
8 March 2006 | by johno-21See all my reviews

This is a kind of forgotten Christmas or Christmas-themed movie. I've only seen this a few times on TV over the years but this is a good movie. Ginger Rogers doesn't sing or dance here but she puts in an excellent dramatic performance as a woman on furlough for the holidays from prison. Joseph Cotton is the soldier on leave from the front lines of World War II. Both have psychological problems and no significant other to help them through. David O. Selznick is executive producer here but this film doesn't have the look of an Selznick film with giant sets and big interior shots and sweeping landscapes. Selznick doesn't put his name on it and Dore Schary is Producer but Selznick had the final say in how this was done. William Dieterle directs. He had renowned success with such films as The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Devil & Daniel Webster and would go on to direct Portrait of Hennie, Love Letters, Dark City and September Affair among others. Selznick is reported to have not liked this script and tried changes that Dieterle basically ignored but Selnick did call in director George Cukor to re shoot a scene critical to the plot that involved Shirley Temple. Joan Fontaine was originally offered the Rogers role and this may have been a very different picture with Fontaine starring opposite Cotton but I think Rogers was better for this role and brought more strength and hardness to the character that Fontaine would have been too delicate and vulnerable in. Shirley Temple in her transition from child star into adult roles delivers a fine performance from the supporting cast which also includes Chill Wills and a young John Derek. This film was adapted from the Charles Martin radio play Double Furlough by screenwriter Martin Parsonette. I would give this an 8.0 out of a possible 10 and recommend it.

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