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Without Reservations (RKO 1946, John Wayne, Claudette Colbert)

In Without Reservations John Wayne steps into Clark Gable’s shoes and walks the unfamiliar terrain of light romantic comedy as novelist Claudette Colbert becomes convinced that he’s the right man for the lead in the movie of her latest book.

Marine Wayne and his buddy Don Defore are heading to San Diego to report for duty; Colbert’s on her way to Hollywood. She hides her identity and pals around with the fliers through mishaps, jailings, and the stirrings of romance.

The movie is filled with uncredited cameos, including Cary Grant, Ruth Roman, Jack Benny and even director Mervyn LeRoy dining with Kit (Claudette Colbert).

Without Reservations John Wayne and Claudette Colbert

Cast: Claudette Colbert, John Wayne, Don Defore, Phil Brown, Frank Puglia, Thurston Hall,

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Producer: Jesse L. Lasky
Director of Photography: Milton Krasner
Editor: Jack Ruggiero
Composer: Roy Webb
Screenwriter: Andrew Solt
Production Designer: Ralph Berger
Art Director: Albert S. D’Agostino

USA / RKO / 101 minutes / 1946