Sunday Dinner for a Soldier

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Sunday Dinner for a Soldier
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Produced by Walter Morosco
Written by Martha Cheavens (story)
Melvin Levy
Wanda Tuchock
Starring Anne Baxter
John Hodiak
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Joseph MacDonald
Edited by J. Watson Webb Jr.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 8, 1944 (1944-12-08)
Running time
85 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2 million[1]

Sunday Dinner for a Soldier is a 1944 motion picture directed by Lloyd Bacon and based on a novelette by Martha Cheavens.

Primary cast[edit]


A poor family in Florida saves all the money they can in order to plan a Sunday dinner for a soldier at a local Army airbase. They don't realize that their request to invite the soldier never got mailed. On the day of the scheduled dinner, another soldier is brought to their home and love soon blossoms between him (Hodiak) and Tessa (Baxter), the young woman who runs the home.

Radio adaptation[edit]

On February 19, 1945, Baxter, Hodiak, and Winninger appeared in a radio adaptation of the film on Lux Radio Theatre.


  • "The Screen; Crisis and Romance", The New York Times (January 25, 1945)

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