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Janie Gets Married (1946)

Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. Dick is hired to write filler for his father-in-law's newspaper, but is never allowed to prove his real worth. Janie has to... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent Sherman

Writers:

Agnes Christine Johnston (original screen play by), Josephine Bentham (based on the characters created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joan Leslie ... Janie Conway
Robert Hutton ... Dick Lawrence
Edward Arnold ... Charles Conway
Ann Harding ... Lucille Conway
Robert Benchley ... John Van Brunt
Dorothy Malone ... Sgt. Spud Lee
Richard Erdman ... Lt. 'Scooper' Nolan (as Dick Erdman)
Clare Foley ... Elsbeth Conway
Donald Meek ... Harley P. Stowers
Hattie McDaniel ... April
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Thelma Van Brunt
Margaret Hamilton ... Mrs. Angles
Ann Gillis ... Paula Rainey (as Anne Gillis)
Ruth Tobey Ruth Tobey ... Bernadine Dodd
William Frambes William Frambes ... 'Dead Pan' Hackett
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Married life isn't as blissful as either Dick or Janie had hoped. Dick is hired to write filler for his father-in-law's newspaper, but is never allowed to prove his real worth. Janie has to do housekeeping while dealing with a "well-meaning" mother and mother-in-law. When Dick invites an army buddy to stay with them, and that buddy turns out to be a girl, the situation takes a turn for the worse. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janie Se Casa See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Benchley died in November 1945. This was his final film. See more »

Quotes

April: I wonder if I can make a bathtub drownin' look accidental?
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Connections

Follows Janie (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

G.I. Song
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sumg by Dick and his buddies
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An outstanding, surprisingly dark film
18 March 2008 | by O'MalleySee all my reviews

Poster Mkilmer gets it.

This movie by the way underrated Vincent Sherman is a sequel to the 1944 Michael Curtiz picture, Janie, which was about a high-spirited bobby-soxer and the havoc she inadvertently causes for her family and her town. I thought the Curtiz was at best fitfully amusing but contrived, sit-comy and slight. The Sherman is something else entirely. As the title indicates, the eponymous character is now wed (to a returning G.I. she fell for in the first film) It's rather grim for a comedy, and much of the thrust of the film is a portrayal of marriage as a stultifying and unrewarding condition, hardly what one would expect in a 1940s comedy about newlyweds. There are intimations of adultery, and Janie and her husband even have a contract, which is to be renewable each month at each spouse's option if he and she want to remain married. One can certainly see the pair 20 years down the line having become the couple in Sherman's 1947 masterpiece, Nora Prentiss.

Despite the dark undertones, the film is also quite funny. And as a story of G.I.s returning from World War 2, it's more effective and empathetic than Wyler's pompous The Best Years Of Our Lives, and spares us the self-seriousness (it also has the same deep focus cinematography that was celebrated in the Wyler film).


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