The Impatient Years

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The Impatient Years
The Impatient Years poster.jpg
Directed by Irving Cummings
Produced by Irving Cummings
Virginia Van Upp (associate producer)
Written by Virginia Van Upp
Starring Jean Arthur
Lee Bowman
Charles Coburn
Edgar Buchanan
Charley Grapewin
Music by Marlin Skiles
M. W. Stoloff
Cinematography Joseph Walker
Edited by Al Clark
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • September 14, 1944 (1944-09-14)
Running time
91 min.
Country U.S.
Language English
Budget $600,000 (estimated)

The Impatient Years is a 1944 romance film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Irving Cummings, and written by Virginia Van Upp.


Andy (Lee Bowman) and Janie (Jean Arthur) Anderson are seated on opposite sides of a court room filing for a divorce. As the judge is about to render his verdict, Janie's father (Charles Coburn) makes a suggestion. In an attempt to save the marriage, William suggests that the couple return to San Francisco (where they met a year and a half ago) for four days and retrace all of their steps to include getting married.


Home media[edit]

The film is available on DVD as part of the Jean Arthur Comedy Collection, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.[1]


  1. ^ Dave Kehr (November 11, 2011). "Sweetness With Spine". The New York Times. 

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