Unfinished Business

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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.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 27, 1941



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Cast 4

  1. Irene Dunne

    Irene Dunne
    Nancy Andrews

  2. Robert Montgomery

    Robert Montgomery
    Tommy Duncan

  3. Preston Foster

    Preston Foster
    Steve Duncan

  4. Eugene Pallette

Crew 5


  1. JA

    Joseph A. Valentine
    Director of Photography


  1. GL

    Gregory La Cava


  1. FW

    Franz Waxman
    Original Music Composer


  1. ET

    Eugene Thackrey

  2. VB

    Vicki Baum

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