The Postman Didn't Ring (1942)

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A government mail sack, missing for fifty years, is now being delivered. Stamp collector Julie Martin follows postal inspector Brennon on his delivery tour, hoping to find some rare stamps ... See full summary »


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4 June 2009 | Solo-12
| Pleasant little B picture
There can't be too many films where the main character is a stamp collector/dealer, but this is one of them. Brenda Joyce plays a philatelist who finds out about a sack of mail that was stolen 50 years earlier. She teams up with a postal inspector, who is personally delivering the letters, so she can retrieve a valuable stamp from one of the envelopes. In doing so, she gets involved romantically with Richard Travis who is a populist in a small town where the local bank is run by a greedy family. The bankers are upended and the town is sure to be a better place. For a wartime light drama, this film makes quite a few points about how important mail, and the unimpeded flow of it, is to the country. It almost seems like it was made so satisfy the postal service. Nevertheless, it's a rarely seen oddity directed by Harold Schuster, who would make the classic "My Friend Flicka" a year later. Joseph MacDonald contributed nicely lit and composed camera-work. Considering it was a B picture, the production values are pretty solid.

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Comedy | Romance


Release Date:

3 July 1942



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