Without Love

Without Love

Spencer Tracy
Director: Harold S. Bucquet Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Keenan Wynn
Keenan Wynn
Harold S. Bucquet

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In their third film together, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn created one of the box-office sensations of 1945, a sparklingly witty wartime comedy about a marriage entered on the theory that love only gums up a relationship. Invited by a drunken Quintin Ladd (Keenan Wynn), devoted scientist Patrick Jamieson (Tracy) moves into the Washington mansion belonging to Ladd's cousin Mrs. Jamie Rowan (Hepburn), a widow, who, it soon appears, shares Pat's distaste of romantic love. Highly interested in the scientist's attempt to develop a high-altitude oxygen helmet for the war department, and tired of being hit on by men, an emboldened Jamie proposes marriage to Pat, insisting that theirs should be a union uncomplicated by love. Pat readily agrees and the two settle into a seemingly well-functioning life of shared passion for the oxygen experiments. But when Pat's former girlfriend turns up, Jamie discovers that she has fallen in love with her husband after all and attempts to win him back. The ploy, however, seems to backfire -- or does it? Originally written for Katharine Hepburn by her frequent collaborator Philip Barry, Without Love had enjoyed a moderately successful run on Broadway from 1942-1943 with Elliott Nugent as the scientist. The much more successful screen version became the final film of MGM contract director Harold S. Bouquet, who died of cancer soon after.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2017
UPC: 0888574513702
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 24,520

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Pat Jamieson
Katharine Hepburn Jamie Rowan
Keenan Wynn Quentin Ladd
Gloria Grahame Flower Girl
Carl Esmond Paul Carrell
Patricia Morison Edwina Collins
Lucille Ball Kitty Trimble
Felix Bressart Prof. Grinza
Emily Massey Anna
George Davis Caretaker
George Chandler Elevator Boy
Clancy Cooper Sergeant
Eddie Acuff Driver
Charles Arnt Col. Braden
Hazel Brooks Girl on Elevator
Ralph Brooks Pageboy
Wallis Clark Prof. Thompson
Franco Corsaro Headwaiter
Donald Curtis Prof. Ellis
Joe Devlin Soldier
James Flavin Sergeant
Clarence Muse Porter
William Newell Soldier
William Forrest Doctor
Gary Owen Soldier

Technical Credits
Harold S. Bucquet Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
Karl W. Freund Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Daniel Hall Special Effects
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Marion Herwood Keyes Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry McAfee Art Director
Earl McEvoy Asst. Director
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Frank Sullivan Editor
Lawrence Weingarten Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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