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How Can There Be a New Love...When the Old Love is Unfinished?

Unfinished Business

With Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster, and Eugene Pallette. This sublime film exemplifies La Cava’s gift for creating comedies that contain a profound depth of feeling. Starting with a cruel joke – a couple of callow men make a bet that one of them can seduce the woman sharing their train compartment – the film charts the relationship that develops between Irene Dunne, a small-town girl in the big city, and Robert Montgomery, the brother of the man who has heartlessly seduced and abandoned her. Their love affair is all the more affecting for taking place against a backdrop of heartbreak and alcoholism, all conveyed under the guise of comedy. UNFINISHED BUSINESS is truly one of the most remarkable Hollywood films of the 1940s.

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Unfinished Business Cast

Name Character
Paul Fix He was 40, 82 years old when he died as Reporter
Eugene Pallette He was 52, 65 years old when he died as Elmer
Irene Dunne She was 42, 91 years old when she died as Nancy Andrews
Hugh Beaumont He was 32, 73 years old when he died as Hugh the Bridegroom
Phyllis Barry She was 32, 45 years old when she died as Sheila
Dick Foran He was 31, 69 years old when he died as Frank
Fortunio Bonanova He was 46, 74 years old when he died as Impresario
June Clyde She was 31, 77 years old when she died as Clarisse
Preston Foster He was 41, 69 years old when he died as Steve Duncan
Kathryn Adams She was 48, 65 years old when she died as Katy
Robert Montgomery He was 37, 77 years old when he died as Tommy Duncan
Walter Catlett He was 52, 71 years old when he died as Billy Ross
Mary Gordon She was 59, 81 years old when she died as Miss Brady
Esther Dale She was 55, 75 years old when she died as Aunt Mathilda
Richard Davies as Richard
Samuel S. Hinds He was 66, 73 years old when he died as Uncle
Chester Clute He was 50, 64 years old when he died as Mr. Beck

Unfinished Business Crew

Name Department
Franz Waxman as Original Music Composer. He was 34 (60) years old when He died Sound
Joseph A. Valentine as Director of Photography. He was 41 (48) years old when He died Camera
Vicki Baum as Screenplay. She was 53 (72) years old when She died Writing
Gregory La Cava as Director. He was 49 (59) years old when He died Directing
Eugene Thackrey as Screenplay. Writing
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Unfinished Business (80 years)

How Can There Be a New Love...When the Old Love is Unfinished?

  • Release day: Wednesday, August 27, 1941
  • Runtime: 96 minutes