Janie (1944 film)
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Produced by||Alex Gottlieb|
Agnes Christine Johnston
Herschel V. Williams Jr.
|Narrated by||Alex Gottlieb|
|Music by||Heinz Roemheld|
|Cinematography||Carl E. Guthrie|
|Edited by||Owen Marks|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Janie is a free-spirited teenage girl living in a small town. World War II brings the establishment of an army camp nearby, which is opposed by her father, the local newspaper publisher. Janie and her bobby soxer friends have their hearts set afire by the prospect of so many young soldiers so close. She enjoys dating an Army man, which makes her younger local boyfriend jealous.
- Joyce Reynolds as Janie Conway
- Robert Hutton as Pfc. Dick Lawrence
- Edward Arnold as Charles Conway
- Ann Harding as Lucille Conway
- Alan Hale as Professor Reardon
- Robert Benchley as John Van Brunt
- Clare Foley as Elsbeth Conway
- Barbara Brown as Thelma Lawrence
- Hattie McDaniel as April
- Richard Erdman as Scooper Nolan
- Jackie Moran as Mickey the Sailor
- Ann Gillis as Paula Rainey
- Russell Hicks as Colonel Lucas
- Ruth Tobey as Bernadine Dodd
- Virginia Patton as Carrie Lou
- Colleen Townsend as Hortense Bennett
- William Frambes as Private Hackett
Bosley Crowther, critic for The New York Times, panned the film, writing, "The authors of 'Janie', play and picture, have simply cut a theatrical farce with some kids. And the bluntness with which they have done so provides very little warm appeal"; and: "The performance of Joyce Reynolds in the title role is completely surface and pretentious; she had nothing with which to work".
The film was followed two years later by a sequel, Janie Gets Married.
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