Roughly Speaking (Full Screen)
Warner Archive Collection (series)
Rosalind Russell and Jack Carson star in this moving comedy about a wife who must raise her family when her husband goes off on wild moneymaking schemes.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 20, 2009
- Originally Released: 1945
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ray Collins, Kathleen Lockhart, Ann E. Todd, Andy Clyde, Rosalind Russell, Robert Hutton, Jack Carson & Jean Sullivan|
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Screenwriting by||Louise Randall Pierson|
|Composition by||Max Steiner|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph Walker|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Multiple Oscar-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Rosalind Russell ("Auntie Mame," "His Girl Friday") and Jack Carson ("Cat on a Hot Tin Roof") star in this moving comedy about a wife who must raise her famliy when her husband goes off on wild moneymaking schemes. Directed by Oscar-winner Michael Curtiz ("Casablanca").
This odd combination of roughneck comedy and serious domestic drama was adapted by Louise Randall Pierson from her own autobiographical novel. Rosalind Russell is cast as young Louise Randall, the headstrong daughter of a New England merchant. Inheriting her father's business, Louise intends to persevere in a "man's world," and to that ends takes business courses at Yale. Here she meets and marries banker's son Rodney Crane (Donald Woods), with whom she has four children. When wishy-washy Rodney runs off with another woman, Louise marries a second time to irresponsible but likable gambler Harold Pierson (Jack Carson) -- and gets pregnant again. Though Louise and Harold are as different as night and day, theirs is a lasting union, which remains solid despite whatever misfortunes come their way. The story ends at the outbreak of WW II, with Louise and Rodney bidding a tearful but hopeful goodbye to their three grown sons as the boys prepare to enter military service.
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