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A Guy Named Joe (1944)

120 min - Drama, Romance, War - 1 March 1944
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Pete Sandidge (Tracy), a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda (Irene Dunne), who is also a pilot, heartbroken. In heaven, Pete receives a new assignment: he is to become the guardian angel for Ted Randall (Van Johnson), a young Army flyer. Invisibly, Pete guides Ted through flight school and into combat, but the ectoplasmic mentor's tolerance is tested when Ted falls for Dorinda. Ultimately, however, Pete not only comes to terms with their relationship but also acts as Dorinda's copilot when she undertakes a dangerous bombing raid, so that Ted won't have to. Remade by Steven Speilberg in 1989 as ALWAYS

Director:  Victor Fleming
Stars:  Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond, James Gleason, Lionel Barrymore, Barry Nelson, Esther Williams, Henry O'Neill, Don DeFore, Charles Smith, Addison Richards, Irving Bacon, Eve Whitney

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Pete Sandidge (Tracy), a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda (Irene Dunne), who is also a pilot, heartbroken. In heaven, Pete receives a new assignment: he is to become the guardian angel for Ted Randall (Van Johnson), a young Army flyer. Invisibly, Pete guides Ted through flight school and into combat, but the ectoplasmic mentor's tolerance is tested when Ted falls for Dorinda. Ultimately, however, Pete not only comes to terms with their relationship but also acts as Dorinda's copilot when she undertakes a dangerous bombing raid, so that Ted won't have to. Remade by Steven Speilberg in 1989 as ALWAYS



Tagline: A GUY - A GAL - A PAL - It's Swell!

Genres: Drama, Romance, War

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 March 1944

Box Office

Budget:  $2,627,000
Revenue:  $5,363,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 00 min

Academy Award Nominations

WRITING (Original Motion Picture Story) — Chandler Sprague, David Boehm


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