I'll Be Seeing You

I'll Be Seeing You

William Dieterle (1944)

81min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This over-egged schmaltz comes from the David O Selznick stable, and isn't a patch on his Since You Went Away the same year. Nevertheless, it's professionally made, as you'd expect from a major movie of its period, but Ginger Rogers is impossibly cast as the girl let out of jail for Christmas. (By the way, her "crime" was causing the death of her boss, who fell out of a window while chasing her round a desk!) Rogers falls for disturbed, shell-shocked soldier Joseph Cotten in a tale that is basically junk, despite the valiant efforts of the two leads and Rogers's screen family, which includes Spring Byington, Tom Tully and Shirley Temple. Only in Hollywood! The title song is a lovely and evocative wartime ballad, and deserved better than being attached to this tosh.

Summary

A shell-shocked soldier falls in love with the woman helping him readjust to civilian life - unaware she is harbouring a guilty secret. Drama, with Joseph Cotten and Ginger Rogers.

Cast & Crew

Actor Joseph Cotten
Actor Ginger Rogers
Actor Shirley Temple
Actor Tom Tully
Actor Chill Wills
Actor Spring Byington
Director William Dieterle
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: United Artists Corp. LtdAvailable on: video and DVD
Drama