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I'll Be Seeing This Again On Xmas
Quite impressed by this film-Ginger & Joe well-cast and such a lovely story.Shirley very good,as is the entire cast,couldn't be improved!
Love this movie. Love the actresses who play in it. Will watch again and again and recommend. Thank you TCM!
This is my first time viewing this film. I was touched by the subject material and enjoyed everything about this movie. Ginger Rogers is gorgeous and acting is flawless. Shirley Temple once again plays the perfect role and sweet little darling. I highly recommend and will watch again. Will like to purchase the dvd.
I viewed this film for the first time tonight and was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. As always, Ginger Rogers is terrific but it is a grown-up Shirley Temple who surprises, as her acting is excellent here. I do disagree with commenters who believe a six year sentence for manslaughter would not have happened but, in 1944, if a woman went up alone to a man's apartment, she was considered on a par with a prostitute. It just wasn't done by "nice girls." And no matter how she tells the story regarding how the man fell from the window, it will count against her. It's a very real scenario.
- David C.
This film won me over. Fine acting and a deepening relationship between the characters kept me involved. Most surprising was the serious attention to the problems of combat soldiers. Another worthwhile film that TCM has introduced me to. Thanks.
Not sure I agree
I do love this film and agree with what most reviewers have written except for those who have said it was unrealistic that Ginger was convicted. While today she may not have received a sentence for what transpired in her boss's apartment, back in 1944, I think most juries would have been male dominated. I don't find it difficult to believe they would convict her. Even if 1 or 2 women were on the jury, they may have found it hard to believe she didn't know what she was walking into. Therefore, even they may have readily decided Ginger was a woman of, shall we say, ill repute, and convicted her with that belief along with the evidence.
Ginger would not have been sent to jail.
Even in 1944, if the facts presented in the film were correct, the jury most likely, or a pretrial agreement would not have resulted in jail time. Making Rogers out as a more tarnished, but repented women who helps Cotton with his condition of "battle fatigue" or PTSD as its called now, would have made this film better Christmas story as the two help each other. Fine cast and acting. Shirley Temple's post child star career is often overlooked by critics. Perhaps the critics are put off by the nod towards family togetherness and religion. This was during the middle of WWII, when Hollywood went to war to help. Even Playboy Magazine ran a series about his era of helping win a war against tyrants.
i'll be seeing you
somone said it should be shown at christmas time.there right.dont know how i miss this gem.still dont make much sense how the character got 6yrs for her crime.very much enjoyed shirley temple to.
One of the most realisitic warm Christmas Films
I don't know how a jury could convict Ginger, if what is explained in the film is what actually happened. That is the most hard to buy element in the story. That being said, the part played by Cotton is a great example of the wounds of war that don't show, and how the events of Christmas, an attractive Ginger Rogers, and an almost perfect family help cure Cotton of his wounds. The film is better than all the fluffy so called Christmas films I ever watched.
"I be Seeing You"...Again
- J Damian Abel
I do not know how I ever missed this movie, another GEM from the Turner Vault that makes paying premium cable worth the money. First, I love how Joseph Cotten played his role that one would never expect, as he is usually more always in a more aggressive -alpha male style, rather than this unexpected understated low key style. Miss Rogers, I had always thought to be more known as a the incredible dance partner to Mr Astaire, with screwball thrown in, which were obviously incredible in their own respect. I would very much like to have seen her in more chances in movie like this one. She is much more deserving of praise of her performance in this film than the critics sometimes describe. Even Shirley Temple and her Mom and Dad were perfect in their roles (Uncle Henry, ..."fine, fine'.) Finally, a setting at Christmas and New Yeras as well as the backdrop of World War Two, make this a perfect drama for the Holidays. Actually, I have seen "It's a Wonderful Life So Many times", though it is one of my favorite movies, I think this would be a perfect pairing with the a aforementioned, seeing we are in war time with so many Soldiers returning home with PTSD. You may think this is simplistic film, and formula driven to tug a few tears, but I really enjoyed this film. Keep up the fantastic work and programming TCM!
What a beauty
For some reason, I never saw this film, pretty much avoided it despite the fact that it starred three of my favorites, Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten and Spring Byington. I guess I expected a shlocky wartime romance. From the first frame I was drawn into its quiet purpose, offbeat take, the integrity of the stars' performances. Each of them does intense interior work, using their magnificent faces as turbulent landscapes. Those eyes! I felt every second of this romance and so glad I finally gave into it.
I'll Be Seeing You
- Love A Good Movie
Have never seen this movie before. Very good classic movie. Good storyline, good actors. Would really like to see it added to the annual holiday lineup, but not run exclusively at the holidays. I didn't set the DVR, and surely wish I would have now.
Show it at holiday time more often
- Cee good films
This film should be high on the list each and every Christmas and New Years. Ginger Rogers is totally believable as a beautiful woman on furlough from her stretch in prison. Joseph Cotton represents all the dynamics of today's returning soldiers. This film is beautiful--not depressing but relevant with much humanity and warmth. It is touching and meaningful too.I loved it. A nice change from the usual roundup of repetitious and predictable holiday films.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
- Mr. Blandings
Despite being slow-moving, sappy, and slightly depressing, this movie does have enough bright spots to make it watchable. "Since You Went Away," which also came out in 1944, has several of the same cast members - Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, and Eddie Hall. ** out of *****
ill be seeing you
This was another great movie starring Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton and Shirley Temple. It is a touching movie about a troubled girl and a troubled soldier that help each other find themselves again. I have requested the showing of this movie more than once and hope to see it on TCM soon.
I LOVE GINGER!
GINGER ROGERS AND JOSEPH COTTEN STAR IN THIS OUTSTANDING ROMANTIC MOVIE! AS A CONVICT WHO IS RELEASED FROM PRISON FOR CHRISTMAS, GINGER MEETS A SOLDIER WHO IS HAVING A HARD TIME ADJUSTING TO THE WORLD AT WAR. DESPITE THEIR TROUBLES, GINGER AND THE SOLDIER (JOSEPH COTTEN) FALL IN LOVE IN THE LIMITED TIME THEY HAVE TOGETHER. THE BEAUTIFUL GINGER ROGERS AND THE ALWAYS GREAT JOSEPH COTTEN WORK VERY WELL TOGETHER IN THIS FILM. SHIRLEY TEMPLE ALSO DOES A GREAT JOB, AS DOES THE WHOLE CAST. GINGER MADE A LOT OF GREAT MOVIES IN THE 1940'S, AND THIS ONE IS ONE OF HER BEST!