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Roughly Speaking (1945)

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117 min | Comedy, Drama

In the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome Rodney Crane. Although the two have little in ...See moreIn the 1920s, enterprising Louise Randall is determined to succeed in a man's world. She enrolls at business college but her plans for a career change when she falls in love with handsome Rodney Crane. Although the two have little in common and Rodney disagrees with Louise's views on the woman's role in society, they marry and have four children. Their personality differences eventually lead to a divorce. Louise eventually finds happiness with her second husband, eccentric Harold Pierson. Written by Daniel Bubbeo See less
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Louise Randall Pierson (screenplay) (book "Roughly Speaking")
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Jan 31, 1945 (United States)

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Rosalind Russell
Louise Randall Pierson Louise Randall Pierson   See fewer
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Jack Carson
Harold C. Pierson Harold C. Pierson   See fewer
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Robert Hutton
John Crane, ages 20-28 John Crane, ages 20-28   See fewer
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Jean Sullivan
Louise Jr., ages 18-26 Louise Jr., ages 18-26   See fewer
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Donald Woods
Rodney Crane Rodney Crane   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Lew Morton Lew Morton   See fewer
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Andrea King
Barbara, ages 21-29 Barbara, ages 21-29   See fewer
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Ann Doran
Alice Abbott Alice Abbott   See fewer
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Mona Freeman
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Robert Arthur
Frankie at 17 Frankie at 17   See fewer
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Ray Collins
Mr. John Chase Randall Mr. John Chase Randall   See fewer
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John Qualen
Svend Olsen Svend Olsen   See fewer
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Kathleen Lockhart
Mrs. Henrietta Louise Randall Mrs. Henrietta Louise Randall   See fewer
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Ann E. Todd
Louise Randall as a child (as Ann Todd) Louise Randall as a child (as Ann Todd)   See fewer
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George (uncredited) George (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 528 votes