Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

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Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

PostSun May 28, 2017 12:30 am

I just watched this (underwhelming, in my view) wartime comedy and having read on IMDb that the ending was a real surprise, I was frustrated when I realized that my DVR recording ended at precisely the moment that the identity of the man Cathie Aumont (SImone Simon) had wed was to be revealed.

Can someone help me out and tell me who she married? I have a sneaking suspicion, but would like to know once and for all.
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PostSun May 28, 2017 9:27 am

I saw this at Cinevent and have to say the zaniness (and general lechery) went over quite well with a crowd.

But alas, I don't remember what the end gag was!
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Re: Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

PostSun May 28, 2017 9:52 am

I've never seen the movie but the synopsis here includes the ending. https://www.afi.com/members/catalog/Det ... &Movie=602
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Re: Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

PostSun May 28, 2017 10:22 am

“The past is never dead. It's not even past” - Faulkner.
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Re: Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

PostSun May 28, 2017 10:33 pm

Henry Nicolella wrote:I've never seen the movie but the synopsis here includes the ending. https://www.afi.com/members/catalog/Det ... &Movie=602" target="_blank


Thanks! I had indeed guessed the "surprise" ending, but only because I knew there was a twist coming.
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Re: Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1944)

PostSun May 28, 2017 10:35 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:I saw this at Cinevent and have to say the zaniness (and general lechery) went over quite well with a crowd.


Yes, it's definitely the kind of comedy that would benefit from watching with a crowd. Seen solo at home, it fell pretty flat.
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