Rendezvous with Annie (1946)

80 mins | Comedy | 22 July 1946

Director:

Allan Dwan

Cinematographer:

Reggie Lanning

Editor:

Arthur Roberts

Production Designer:

Hilyard Brown

Production Company:

Republic Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

Rendezvous with Annie was director Allan Dwan's first film for Republic. Faye Marlowe was borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox for this film. Although the official billing sheet lists music by Nathan G. Scott , the screen credits credit Joseph Dubin; the extent of Scott's contribution to the final film has not been confirmed. HR news items note that some scenes were shot on location at the Long Beach Army Airfield and at the Metropolitan Airport in Van Nuys. In 1953, this film was re-edited and released under the name Corporal Dolan Goes AWOL ... More Less

Rendezvous with Annie was director Allan Dwan's first film for Republic. Faye Marlowe was borrowed from Twentieth Century-Fox for this film. Although the official billing sheet lists music by Nathan G. Scott , the screen credits credit Joseph Dubin; the extent of Scott's contribution to the final film has not been confirmed. HR news items note that some scenes were shot on location at the Long Beach Army Airfield and at the Metropolitan Airport in Van Nuys. In 1953, this film was re-edited and released under the name Corporal Dolan Goes AWOL . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
8 Aug 46
p. 3.
Film Daily
12 Aug 46
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
3 Mar 46
p. 46.
Hollywood Reporter
7 Mar 46
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Mar 46
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
22 Mar 46
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
26 Mar 46
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Mar 46
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Apr 46
p. 19.
Hollywood Reporter
8 Aug 46
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Sep 46
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
21 Nov 1953.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
8 Jun 46
p. 3031.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
17 Aug 46
pp. 3149-50.
New York Times
23 Sep 46
p. 29.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost supv
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Re-rec and eff mixer
Re-rec and eff mixer
Mus mixer
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Matte paintings
Transparencies
DANCE
Dance dir
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Rendezvous with Annie" by Mary Loos and Richard Sale in Liberty (5 Jan--12 Jan 1946).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 July 1946
Production Date:
11 March--early April 1946
Copyright Claimant:
Republic Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 June 1946
Copyright Number:
LP425
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
PCA No:
11626
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Jeffrey Dolan, a hapless young veteran, is being held in a New Jersey jail for attempted murder. When nightclub singer Dolores Starr visits him, Jeff relates the events that led to his imprisonment: As an Air Force clerk in London, Jeff shares a bomb shelter, and the details of his beloved wife Annie and her wonderful cakes, with a friendly British man he calls "The Old Duffer." When he receives a three-day pass, his pilot buddies, Captain Spence and Lieutenant Avery, talk him into going AWOL on their overnight flight to America so he can visit Annie on their anniversary. Along the way, Jeff is almost found out by General Trent, who rides with them unexpectedly. When they arrive, Spence and Avery take Jeff to the Bongo Club, where Avery's girl friend Dolores Starr sings. There, a nervous Jeff bumps into a hometown friend, Everett Thorndyke, who is with his mistress and insists that neither mention seeing the other. When he finally reaches Annie, they spend a romantic evening together, and though she leaves him with a cake and a promise not to tell anyone he has been home, he brings a piece back for The Old Duffer and tell the man he has been AWOL. Nine months later, the war ends and Jeff goes home, to find that Annie has just given birth to a son. At first, he is so overjoyed he does not notice that everyone in town is treating him strangely, but when lawyer Elmer Snodgrass tells him that he has one week to prove his son's paternity or the boy will lose his inheritance of half a million dollars, Jeff realizes that, since no ... +


Jeffrey Dolan, a hapless young veteran, is being held in a New Jersey jail for attempted murder. When nightclub singer Dolores Starr visits him, Jeff relates the events that led to his imprisonment: As an Air Force clerk in London, Jeff shares a bomb shelter, and the details of his beloved wife Annie and her wonderful cakes, with a friendly British man he calls "The Old Duffer." When he receives a three-day pass, his pilot buddies, Captain Spence and Lieutenant Avery, talk him into going AWOL on their overnight flight to America so he can visit Annie on their anniversary. Along the way, Jeff is almost found out by General Trent, who rides with them unexpectedly. When they arrive, Spence and Avery take Jeff to the Bongo Club, where Avery's girl friend Dolores Starr sings. There, a nervous Jeff bumps into a hometown friend, Everett Thorndyke, who is with his mistress and insists that neither mention seeing the other. When he finally reaches Annie, they spend a romantic evening together, and though she leaves him with a cake and a promise not to tell anyone he has been home, he brings a piece back for The Old Duffer and tell the man he has been AWOL. Nine months later, the war ends and Jeff goes home, to find that Annie has just given birth to a son. At first, he is so overjoyed he does not notice that everyone in town is treating him strangely, but when lawyer Elmer Snodgrass tells him that he has one week to prove his son's paternity or the boy will lose his inheritance of half a million dollars, Jeff realizes that, since no one knows he visited Annie earlier, they do not believe the child is his. First, Jeff visits Thorndyke to try to make him admit that he saw Jeff at the Bongo Club, but Thorndyke, who is afraid of being caught with his mistress, denies it. Next, Jeff asks Spence and Avery to confirm that he was in New Jersey, but they resist for fear of being court-martialed. When they change their minds and offer to vouch for him, Jeff cannot let them ruin their careers and so tries to court-martial himself instead. When he goes to General Trent to do this, however, the general does not remember Jeff, and instead throws him out. Jeff then remembers a photograph taken of him at the Bongo Club, and visits Dolores, who takes him to find Louise Grapa, the photographer. Jeff is not in the photograph, and Dolores' jealous husband, Phil Denim, attacks Jeff, prompting Jeff to knock him out. Dolores, relieved, kisses Jeff on the cheek, and when Louise snaps a photo, unscrupulous newspaperman Al Morgan prints it in the paper. The next day, Annie sees the photo and accuses Jeff of cheating on her. At that moment, Jeff sees an article about The Old Duffer, who is actually Sir Archibald Clyde, visiting from London. He runs to see the old man, who can corroborate his story, but when he gets there, he sees Morgan and attacks him. Clyde's suspicious guards arrest Jeff for attempting to murder Clyde. After Dolores has heard this story, she agrees to help Jeff, and the next day he is set free. Dolores has brought Clyde, Snodgrass and Avery to his house to prove Jeff's story. Town editor Mr. Kramer also drags Thorndyke in and then agrees to print the story of Jeff's paternity, and Jeff's son gains his rights as an heir. +

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