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Winter Meeting (1948)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1948 (USA)
Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her ... See full summary »

Director:

Bretaigne Windust

Writers:

Grace Zaring Stone (novel) (as Ethel Vance), Catherine Turney
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Complete credited cast:
Bette Davis ... Susan Grieve
Janis Paige ... Peggy Markham
Jim Davis ... Slick Novak (as James Davis)
John Hoyt ... Stacy Grant
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Castle
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Castle
Ransom M. Sherman Ransom M. Sherman ... Mr. Roderick Moran, Jr. (as Ransom Sherman)
Woody Herman ... Leader - Woody Herman and His Orchestra (as Woody Herman and His Orchestra)
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Spinster poetess Susan Grieve lives in a Manhattan apartment where naval hero Slick Novak comes with her for a nightcap. Next morning they visit her Connecticut farm where Novak tells her he always wanted to be a priest. Will Susan or God win his ultimate love? Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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No woman was ever happier to be next to the man she loves ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Bette Davis said the Production Code did not allow the film to bring out the differences between Catholics and non-Catholics, thus rendering the film "dull and meaningless". See more »

Goofs

When Stacey goes to Susan's apartment at the beginning of the film, he takes off a light-colored scarf. When he goes to leave, he puts on a much different and dark-colored scarf. See more »

Quotes

Stacy Grant: [to Peggy] Let me give you a piece of advice, culled from years of devestating experience. Next to loss of money, deafness, and skin disease, passion can be the most dangerous.
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Connections

Referenced in All About Bette (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Rhythm
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
Played when Susan and Slick are dancing at the restaurant
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a subtle meeting
23 August 2011 | by jhkpSee all my reviews

I've seen this film a few times, and, perhaps because I'm an admirer of Miss Davis, I've always enjoyed it. Her performance of the long scene in the country house is really magnificent. Brilliant, thrilling acting, of the highest order. I enjoyed the dialogue very much, because, unlike many films, we really get to hear someone let out their innermost thoughts and it's very much like such a scene would be in real life. I think you have to be in the mood for this picture, and it will not strike everyone the same way - but it would be sad not to be able to identify or sympathize with characters trying to come to grips with sad facts in their past, because that's all of us, at one time or another.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Meeting See more »

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Budget:

$1,927,000 (estimated)
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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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