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We Who Are Young(1940)

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  • we who are young

    • jerry brown
    • 4/10/15

    Surprisingly brisk story. The script is tight; the characters like most films of that era, somewhat stereotyped, but Dalton Trumbo has made this little story move. Bill's little speech to his boss: you didn't make it by yourself (aka Obama's "you didn't built that") has Trumbo's thumbprint all over it.I think the director also kept the pace up to make a mundane story interesting. You really like the main characters and become involved in their outcome.My folks were nearly newlywed in 1940 and I think this movie sought to appeal to the young couples across the U.S. at the time. According to the data supplied here, the movie lost money. That surprises me. It certainly was a little entry point for MGMs hopeful new star, Lana Turner.

  • A Peek Into the Past

    • AndreaDoria
    • 4/10/15

    This was an entertaining little time machine trip to New York in 1940. It's all about two sweet newlyweds and their mounting money problems. We get numbers! A new chaise longue costs $37.50 and the husband's salary is $23.50. Cost of having a baby is $50 total for the doctor and another $50 for the hospital. We also see mean bosses, repo men, garnished (attached) wages, car theft, police stations and Bellevue hospital. The attitude toward "relief," is a sociology class in itself. Fast paced little drama with a loveable couple, all resolved in an hour and eighteen minutes!

  • We Who are Young

    • David Plylar
    • 5/9/13

    Late in the film, William Brooks, played by John Shelton, makes a powerful statement to his former employer which foreshadows President Obama's statement, "You didn't build that." It is worth seeing this film, just to hear this.

  • A Sweet Little Movie

    • GypsyPi3000
    • 5/7/13

    This is a really sweet movie. So much so, it was difficult to take any downturns the characters experience in the film seriously. Thereby making everything even that much sweeter. Plus, it made me feel bad because Bill said it made him sick to his stomach to take free money (he even gave himself penance by digging ditches with no pay), whereas I on the other hand would only happily take free money if I had the opportunity. (So now I feel like an even bigger jerk while Bill only gets sweeter.) It was great to see Lana Turner that young, but even she was overly sympathetic, agreeable, supportive, kind, generous, self sacrificing, sweet.. the list just goes on and on. I do like films that are fluffy and light at times, but this one was just a bit too unrealistic when trying to deal with a newly married couple's problems.

  • Great movie

    • SJM
    • 4/10/12

    Never saw this title before. Started watching and got completely caught up in it. I loved the New York aspect to it. Taking his wife to Bellevue Hospital for example. Nice touch. I would love to see this on DVD. Maybe TCM can run it again in the near future. Does anyone know if it is a regular feature or was this it's TCM premier?

  • We Who Are Young

    • LarryDarell
    • 4/10/12

    Just finished watching it on TCM. Great movie. Excellent story and my son hates when I say this...'period piece'. Good commentary on 1940 economic situation, moral tale on business, and of course, a kind of sappy romance, but well done. Both main actors are good in the parts. Also, most obviously about what should be the true or ideal bonds of marriage. Really enjoyed this. I wish it was available on DVD. I don't buy many, but I would spend for this story and share it with friends.

  • Awesome movie

    • Thisbe
    • 7/5/10

    Awh. This movie was super sweet. I wish I had it on DVD, But - Sadly - I don't. This is a movie that everyone will love. I know I sure did. The actors are INCREDIBLE, No one could have done a better job to portray the characters. Everyone should watch this, Trust me, You'll love it.

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