No Time for Love

Synopsis: Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Mitchell Leisen
Production: Paramount Pictures
83 min

Miss Grant, when Mirror Magazine

gives you an assignment...

Very well. I resign.

Hallelujah! Miss Grant!

Mr. Christley... Very busy.

Yes, Christley? Miss

Grant has resigned again.

Christley, Miss Grant never

resigns without provocation.

What have you been doing this time?

Isn't it within a managing editor's domain. tell a member of his

staff that her work stinks?

It is, if the accusation is

true. But you're well aware.

...that Miss Grant is among the foremost

women photographers in this country.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. But she doesn't make sense.

Remember, furthermore, that you're

speaking of the woman I hope to marry.

All right. All right. Now, look...

I appreciate that we're supposed to

be running a class picture magazine.

But when there's a legitimate chance. slip a little leg

art into the world today...

...and she comes back with

this, I don't know what to say.

Yes, well... Well...

What was her assignment?

Backstage at the ballet. Not

a sign of a dancer in tights.

Not a leg. Not even a foot.

Christley, you have been informed.

...that Miss Grant may photograph

her assignments as she sees fit.

The point is, her assignment

isn't in the pictures.

Now you're quibbling.

Please telephone Miss Grant

and apologize immediately.

For what?

You know we can't afford to lose her...

...and we would regret losing you.

Sometimes I feel like you must feel.

Aren't you carrying art a

little far, even as a hobby?

Did you ever see an exciting

photograph of an egg?

Honey, the only time an egg can

excite me is when I'm hungry.

Katherine Grant Studio,

this is her sister speaking.

Oh! Just a minute.

The monster. I'm busy.

One minute, please.

Come on, let the man apologize... you can stop fooling around.

with a tired egg and get back to work.

I don't need that job, there are other

places, where the managing editor.

won't try to conceal his own

ignorance by belittling my work.

Oh, you'll break Henry's

heart if you don't go back.

Come on, be a sport.


Miss Grant, on behalf of my wife.

...and three children, who must eat...

I apologize for what I said this morning.

...and beg you to return to work.

Are you insinuating you were forced

to make this call by Mr. Fulton?

Well, I only know what I know.

Mr. Christley, I defy you to prove.

...that I have ever taken advantage

of my friendship with Mr. Fulton.

I ask for no soft assignments,

no special courtesies.

I see.

May I take you at your word, Miss Grant?

Naturally. Why?

Well, the Interborough Vehicular

River Tunnel Project is well underway.

Would you care to crawl into the hole.

...and point your talented

camera at what goes on?

You mean under the river

while they're still digging?

Mr. Christley, you know that

that's not my type of photography.

Perhaps later, when the tunnel's

finished and there's an opportunity. achieve some geometric

patterns with lights and shadows.

But the point is, my dear young lady...

...that there wouldn't be any tunnel.

...if it weren't for the men

who are risking their lives. creating it right now. We're

interested in them, not the walls.

Of course, if you demand

some preferred assignment...

...naturally I'm helpless to...

All right, all right. I told you

I'll take whatever I'm assigned...

...regardless of the childish,

revengeful spirit behind it.

You go ahead and make the

necessary arrangements.

And don't forget to feed your wife.

You're in again? "In" is right.

In a hole, under the East River!

Photographing all those groundhogs?


Will you tell me why it's become a crime.

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Robert Lees

Robert Lees (July 10, 1912 – June 13, 2004) was an American television and film screenwriter. Lees was best known for writing comedy, including several Abbott and Costello films. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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