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No Time for Love

Released Nov 10, 1943 1h 23m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 72% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) is a successful, cultured photojournalist who takes an assignment photographing blue-collar diggers. She snaps a photo of a gruff worker named Jim Ryan (Fred MacMurray) while he is in a scuffle with another laborer. After the photo gets published, Jim is suspended for fighting on the job. Katherine feels guilty and hires Jim to assist her. Soon, against her better judgment, she falls for Jim -- but their differences may be impossible to overcome. Read More Read Less

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Elena de la Torre Cine-Mundial Fun and original as few are. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 13, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Watchable hokum. Rated: C+ Jul 19, 2012 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Really fun with great leads working well off each other. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/24/24 Full Review Audience Member there are some good laughs in "no time for love", but it's nothing special. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member another screwball comedy from this great team (the other is the 'egg and i') Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Agreeable little romantic comedy with Claudette and Fred well matched. The story is lightweight but Leisen was expert at making this kind of fluff enjoyable. June Havoc is sassy as a flashy showgirl. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Very nice. Robust little rom-com that came as quite a surprise to me. Namely - it stars MacFred... and I liked it. Even stranger - I liked him in it. Very well cast. As is Colbert, but Best on Ground is Richard Haydn. I haven't seen (or heard) him in much, but he certainly owns [i]The Sound of Music[/i] and [i]Alice in Wonderland[/i], too. Look forward to seeing more of Leisen's stuff. I imagine I'll be getting around to [i]Midnight[/i] soon enough. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member 2.5: Great meet cute and it only gets better from there, at least for the first act or so. The scenes of the tunnel construction were fascinating and a wonderful change from the standard screwball/romantic comedy setting. It didn't take a genius to realize the film would return to the tunnel set at some point later in the picture either; a set like that for this type of film needed to be on screen as much as possible in order to make it cost effective. The Irish tunnel construction worker and the famous photographer; great contrast, but it ends up coming up a bit short and conventional in the end. Colbert and MacMurray certainly have chemistry. Sparks literally seem to fly off the screen at some points towards the beginning. The dream sequence is wonderfully hypnotic and original as well. The film eventually lost interest for me though, but this may have been partially due to the fact that I watched it in three sittings over the course of about 10 days while travelling around Thailand. Still, a solidly entertaining example of its genre. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Katherine Grant (Claudette Colbert) is a successful, cultured photojournalist who takes an assignment photographing blue-collar diggers. She snaps a photo of a gruff worker named Jim Ryan (Fred MacMurray) while he is in a scuffle with another laborer. After the photo gets published, Jim is suspended for fighting on the job. Katherine feels guilty and hires Jim to assist her. Soon, against her better judgment, she falls for Jim -- but their differences may be impossible to overcome.
Director
Mitch Leisen
Producer
Fred Kohlmar, Mitch Leisen
Distributor
Paramount Pictures
Production Co
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 10, 1943, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 9, 2013
Runtime
1h 23m