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Janie

Janie(1944)

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Although Joyce Reynolds was "introduced" in her onscreen billing, this was not her film debut. Hollywood Reporter news items add the following information about the production: Columbia Pictures completely financed the stage play and received $40,000 of the $100,000 that Warner Bros. paid for the film rights. Cora Sue Collins was considered for the role of "Janie." Edward Arnold was borrowed from M-G-M and Robert Benchley was borrowed from Paramount for the project. Some scenes were shot on location at Malibu Lake, California. Owen Marks was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Editing. Janie was the first film in a proposed "Janie" series. After Joyce Reynolds married and temporarily retired from films, Warner Bros. dropped plans for the series. A Hollywood Reporter news item dated March 6, 1945 notes that the studio revived the idea due to popular demand and subsequently went on to produce one other film, Janie Gets Married with Joan Leslie (see below).