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Unfinished Business (1941)

Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother... See full summary »

Director:

Gregory La Cava

Writer:

Eugene Thackrey (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Nancy Andrews
Robert Montgomery ... Tommy Duncan
Preston Foster ... Steve Duncan
Eugene Pallette ... Elmer
Dick Foran ... Frank
Esther Dale ... Aunt Mathilda
Walter Catlett ... Billy Ross
Richard Davies ... Richard
Kathryn Adams ... Katy
Samuel S. Hinds ... Uncle
June Clyde ... Clarisse
Phyllis Barry ... Sheila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry Cordy Henry Cordy
Josephine Whittell ... Wardrobe Woman (unconfirmed)
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Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother, a mismatch which eventually grows into real love. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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How Can There Be a New Love...When the Old Love is Unfinished?

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 6, 1941 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Duncan: You aren't complaining, Elmer?
Elmer: Why should I complain? I've had two wonderful hours sleep every night for a week.
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Soundtracks

When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Jack Frost
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Unfinished Business kept food on the table
20 July 2002 | by jlanders13See all my reviews

Every star has a list of movies they'd rather not have made, and I would guess this movie is one of Irene Dunne's. She did a good job in it, and the plot wasn't as inprobable as many movies on the market today. But the movie is dated in many ways: Small town girl goes to big city; falls for the first smooth-talker she meets; marries somebody else on the rebound; eventually falls deeply in love with him; everybody lives happily ever-after. If Irene Dunne weren't in it, this movie would have little to commend it. But she adds luster to practically everything she ever made. This is a film worth watching because it has its comic moments. And after all - it has Irene Dunne.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ansia de amor See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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