Roughly Speaking

Roughly Speaking

Ray Collins
Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: Ray Collins
Ray Collins
, Kathleen Lockhart
Kathleen Lockhart
, Ann E. Todd
Ann E. Todd
Michael Curtiz

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/20/2009
UPC: 0883316161746
Original Release: 1945
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 37,341

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ray Collins Mr. Randall
Kathleen Lockhart Mrs. Randall
Ann E. Todd Louise Randall as a child
Andy Clyde Matt
Rosalind Russell Louise Randall Pierson
Robert Hutton John Age 20-28
Arthur Shields Minister
Helene Thimig Olga the Maid
Greta Granstedt Anna the Maid
Ann Doran Alice Abbott
Hobart Cavanaugh Teacher
Eily Malyon The Dean
Alan Hale Mr. Morton
Donald Woods Rodney Crane
Craig Stevens Jack Leslie
John Alvin Lawton MacKall
Mary Servoss Rose
Manart Kippen Dr. Bowditch
George Carleton The Judge
George Meader The Professor
Jack Carson Harold Pierson
Frank Puglia Tony
John Qualen Svend Olsen
Chester Clute The Proprietor
Irving Bacon Customer in Music Shop
Barbara Brown Relief Worker
Sig Arno George
Ann Lawrence Barbara Age 9-11
Mona Freeman Barbara Age 15-20
Andrea King Barbara Age 21-29
John Treul John Age 14-19
Johnny Calkins Rodney Age 6-9
John Sheridan Rodney Age 19-27
Jo Ann Marlowe Louise Jr. Age 5-6
Patsy Lee Parsons Louise Jr. Age 12-17
Jean Sullivan Louise Jr. Age 18-26
Gregory Muradian Frankie Age 3-4
Johnny Sheffield Frankie Age 9
Robert Arthur Frankie Age 17
Marie Blake Actor
Joyce Compton Prissy Girl
Jo Gilbert Woman in Store
Harry Harvey Billy Winters
Charles Anthony Hughes Financiers
Mickey Kuhn John Age 7-10
Claire Meade Nurse
Francis Pierlot Dr. Lewis
Emmett Vogan Auctioneer
Pierre Watkin Actor
Charles Coleman Actor

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Henry Blanke Producer
Roy Davidson Special Effects
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
George James Hopkins Set Decoration/Design
H.F. Koenekamp Special Effects
Louise Randall Pierson Screenwriter
Leah Rhodes Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Steiner Score Composer
Joseph Walker Cinematographer
David Weisbart Editor

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