GenreComedy, Romance, Drama CinematographyJoseph Walker CountryU.S.
Release dateSeptember 10, 1944 WriterVirginia Van Upp (original screenplay) CastJean Arthur (Janie Anderson), Lee Bowman (Andy Anderson), Charles Coburn (William Smith), Edgar Buchanan (Judge), Charley Grapewin (Benjamin L. Pidgeon, Bellboy), Phil Brown (Henry Fairchild) Similar moviesThe Bachelor (1999)
TaglineThey found the answer to WAR-TIME MARRIAGES in the middle of a KISS!
The Impatient Years is a 1944 romance film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Irving Cummings, and written by Virginia Van Upp.
Andy (Lee Bowman) and Janie (Jean Arthur) Anderson are seated on opposite sides of a court room filing for a divorce. As the judge is about to render his verdict, Janie's father (Charles Coburn) makes a suggestion. In an attempt to save the marriage, William suggests that the couple return to San Francisco (where they met a year and a half ago) for four days and retrace all of their steps to include getting married.
Jean Arthur as Janie Anderson
Lee Bowman as Andy Anderson
Charles Coburn as William Smith
Edgar Buchanan as Judge
Charley Grapewin as Benjamin L. Pidgeon, Bellboy
Phil Brown as Henry Fairchild
Harry Davenport as Minister
Jane Darwell as Minister's Wife
Grant Mitchell as Hotel Clerk
Bob Haymes as Singer
The film is available on DVD as part of the Jean Arthur Comedy Collection, released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.