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What do you suppose they did after the war?


Walter tells Catherine on their wedding night that he was planning on running a charter service with his boat--but it then it was later destroyed. What do you suppose he and Catherine ended up doing after the war?

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They always could get another boat. I do not think he taught or drank again.
Do you think they ended happy or was it just being caught up in the moment?
Well it was a feel good movie and one of C.G.'S LAST FILMS that Walk Don't Run was a dud.

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Of course, I always prefer to think they lived happily ever after.

I agree Walter would not go back to teaching. I'm not so sure his wife wouldn't still drive him to take a drink again every so often.

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I've sometimes speculated that, without a boat (or even while waiting for an opportunity to purchase a new one), Walter actually worked for Houghton throughout the remainder of the war (although not in as hazardous a position). He and Houghton were actually friends (all manipulations aside), and Walter now had more than himself to care about. After the war Houghton would return to his old job as a harbor master, and Walter and Catherine would set up housekeeping (plus a charter service) not too far away.

Given Walter's education (plus Catherine's), I suspect his charter service would be much sought after by research groups, universities and the like. One could almost imagine Walter rubbing shoulders with Cousteau in later years (with Jacques-Yves naturally charmed by Walter's Gallic wife). Catherine would, in fact, be instrumental in acquiring high-end clients for her husband. All in all a pleasant arrangement.

"I'm not reckless . . . I'm skillful!"

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A delightful scenario, I'm sure.. I do wish they had at least shown them getting safely into the submarine however, and getting bedded for the evening.. a minimal post script is a nice touch.

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I tend to agree. A lot still could've happened in the next few minutes. But then one is afterwards free to contemplate just how romantic one's inclinations could be . . . even if one were newly married . . . while on board a HMS (or RAN, or whatever) submarine. At the very least I suspect there'd be a great deal of hand-holding, and doubtless the Captain could lay his hands on some sort of beverage to toast the happy (and, more importantly, still alive) couple.


"I'm not reckless . . . I'm skillful!"

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Keep repeating... "It's only a movie..."

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Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! That's exactly what I was thinking!

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Would the RAN compensate Walter for the loss of his boat after the war? Or perhaps replace it? I hope so.

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Well.... at the start of the movie, Walter *did* threaten a few lawsuits!

"I'll sue you, Frank! I'll sue the entire war!!"

:)

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Did they ever mention what Walter was doing for a living at the start of the movie before falling into Houghton’s trap? Any guesses?

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One of my favorite lines, by the way.

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They'll probably divorce, once they get back to real world :(

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In reality the sub was sunk and the survivors sat out the war on a deserted, un-inhabitable island where they were forced to eat the children. Rumor has it that Anne was bitter and tough!

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^^ That would have made for an awesome sequel.

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^^ That would have made for an awesome sequel.


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