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Without Reservations (1946)

Without Reservations





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In this romantic comedy, a traveling author Christopher "Kit" Madden (Claudett Colbert) meets up with Marines Rusty Thomas (John Wayne) and Dink Watson (Don DeFore) on the way to the filming of one of her novels. As the three people travel together to Kit's destination, she conceals her true identity, due to the fact that Rusty and Dink aren't exactly fans of her work. When she and Rusty begin to fall in love, Kit is afraid to ruin their relationship by revealing who she really is.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Andrew Solt
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007
RKO Radio Pictures


John Wayne
as Rusty Thomas
Don DeFore
as Dink Watson
Claudette Colbert
as Christopher 'Kit' Ma...
Anne Triola
as Consuela 'Connie' Ca...
Phil Brown
as Soldier
Thurston Hall
as Henry Baldwin
Dona Drake
as Dolores Ortega
Fernando Alvarado
as Mexican Youth
Michael Economides
as Mexican Youth
George Economides
as Mexican Youth
Jose Alvarado
as Mexican Youth
Miguel Tapia
as Mexican Youth
Rose Marie Lopez
as Mexican Youth
Henry Mirelez
as Mexican Youth
Herbert Espinosa
as Mexican Youth
Charles Arnt
as Salesman
Jack Benny
as Himself
Cary Grant
as Himself
Charles Evans
as Philip Jerome, Publ...
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Harry Randall
Lela Bliss
as Mrs. Randall
Griff Barnett
as Train Conductor
Will Wright
as Pullman Conductor
J. Louis Johnson
as Car Porter
Frank Dae
as Man with Book
Ian Wolfe
as Charlie Gibbs
Dick Dickerson
as Young Sailor
Joel Fluellen
as Waiter in Club Car
Jack Parker
as Soldier
Billy O'Leary
as Candy Butcher
Henry Vroom
as Soldier
Oscar O'Shea
as Conductor
Ruth Roman
as Girl in Negligee
Tay Dunn
as Navy Ensign
Sid Davies
as Marine
Brock Hunt
as Army Lieutenant
Bruce Brewster
as Army Lieutenant
Bill Udell
as Navy NC
Bill O'Leary
as Candy Butcher
William Benedict
as Telegram boy
Chef Joseph Milani
as Diner Captain
Harry Evans
as Traveler
Paul Gustine
as Traveler
Art Miles
as Truck Driver
Charles D. Hall
as Window Washer
John Bleifer
as Coal Heaver
Jan Wiley
as Manicurist
Scott Wallace
as Gas Station Attendan...
Harry Holman
as Gas Station Attendan...
Warren Smith
as Chauffeur
Eric Alden
as Chauffeur
Louis Austin
as Congresswoman
Leona Maricle
as Baldwin's Secretary
Jean Koehler
as Western Union Operat...
William 'Billy' Bene...
as Western Union Boy
Lorin Raker
as Mr. Klotch
Tom Chatterton
as Pullman Conductor
Cy Kendall
as Bail Bondsman
Al Rosen
as Train Mechanic
Raymond Burr
as Paul Gill
Fred Coby
as French officer
Harry Strang
as Policeman
Charles Williams
as Louis Burt
Robert Anderson
as Radio Announcer
Lois Austin
as Congresswoman
Blanca Vischer
as Mexican Beauty
Marvin Miller
as Announcer
John Kellogg
as Reporter
Robin Short
as Reporter
Jean Wong
as Reporter
Charlie Hall
as Window Washer
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Critic Reviews for Without Reservations

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

For a change. John Wayne made a lighter comedy, and some of his scenes with Claudette Colbert are fun to watch.

Full Review… | March 26, 2011

...mostly a cute farce, and you've got to take it for what it is.

Full Review… | May 19, 2007
Movie Metropolis

I had a lot of reservations about this vacuous comedy-romance.

Full Review… | January 24, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Without Reservations

Wartime comedy about an author and her plan to turn a soldier into the leading man of her filmed novel is wonderfully and enjoyable and sprinkled with guest appearances by Hollywood celebrities.
This movie moves quickly, is VERY funny and who knew John Wayne could do comedy so well? Claudette Colbert's so beautiful and charming (as always).

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


Standard rom com but played with zest by the cast, Wayne is relaxed and pleasant, Colbert spunky and best of all Don DeFore is a breezy sidekick.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

John Wayne ,Don DeFore & Claudette Colbert ,are strangers who meet on a train.The two Marines end up on a silly, unplanned Adventure, with Christopher Madden, A.K.A. Kit (Claudette Colbert) hiding her identity as a Writer of the book that Rusty(John Wayne) despises. She is trying to get Rusty (J.Wayne) to play Leading Man in a Movie of her book.A series of circumstances have them traveling in a car cross country together.He finds out her true identity & gets angry, she goes to Hollywood, blah blah, blah.Predictable but delightful Film with a stellar cast.

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