This Time for Keeps

Synopsis: A singing soldier (Johnny Johnston) newly returned home finds himself discontent to work in his father's opera company or pick up where he left off with his girlfriend. Having met an aquacade showgirl (Esther Williams) while in the service, he reintroduces himself. Romance blossoms.
Genre: Musical, Romance
105 min

Well, put them all together

and what have you got?.


That`s her name.

Why, she`s got pulchritude

A ttitude

She`s got longitude


And she`s got fortitude


And not only that, she`s pretty too.


Thanks for the description.

Say, are you the boyfriend?.

Them are kind words, soldier.

But I don`t ring her doorbell.

I just answer it.

When are the visiting hours?.


My boy, l`m that institution often found

on the front pages of newspapers...

...just a friend of the family.

DlCK [SlNGlNG] :

So easy to idolize

All others above

So worth the yearning for

So swell to keep every home fire

Burning for

We`d be so grand at the game

So carefree together

That it does seem a shame

That you can `t see

Your future with me

Because you`d be

Oh, so easy to love

So can `t you see

Your future, dear, with me

Because you`d be easy

To love

Thank you for the song. It was lovely.

Here I am.

Do you mind?.

No. No, of course not.

You are beautiful.

Thank you.

Oh, no. No, you mustn`t. Your eyes.

Them bandages

is so much spinach, miss.


-The doc`s late making his rounds...

...or they`d already be off.

Why, you-- You--

The nerve of that guy.

He must think her kisses

are public domain.



Dad, I can`t remember.

Was Mrs. Allenbury always so bossy?.

-Who says she is?.

-I do.

Well, maybe she is.

But Frances, she isn`t bossy.

And Frances,

she isn`t a fly-by-night either.

Don`t forget you were three years away.

Lots of girls forgot themselves engaged

sooner than that.

But Frances hasn`t changed a bit.

No, she hasn`t changed a bit.

She will never be a bossy

like her mother.

I like her and you like her too.

You`ll do as I say.

Thank you, son. I`ll take them now.

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Gladys Lehman

Gladys Lehman (January 24th, 1892 – April 7th, 1993) was an American screenwriter. Lehman was born in Gates, Oregon as Gladys Collins. As a college student she was initiated into Gamma Phi Beta sorority at the Xi chapter at the University of Idaho. Lehman was one of the founders of the Screen Writers Guild in 1933. Under contract at Universal from 1926 to 1932, she followed that with free-lance work until the early 1950s. She was also one of the founding members of the Motion Picture Relief Fund. As a screenwriter she shared an Oscar nomination with Richard Connell for Best Original Screenplay for Two Girls and a Sailor in 1944. more…

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