After spending fifteen years in an asylum, Hilary Fairfield escapes from the institution after regaining his sanity. He finds that things at home are different than when he left them. His wife has divorced him and is already planning her next marriage, and his daughter has grown up throughout the years and is planning to marry as well. Written by
When Ms Hepburn was interviewed at length by Dick Cavett, she told a story. Most of her life, her favourite off-camera outfit was dungarees and whatever sort of comfortable top seemed appropriate. When she was working on this first film, the studio PR department kept trying to get her to wear the elegant costumes from the film off the set, instead of her dungarees and sweaters. (This was a fairly common practise, since photos of the actors at nightclubs and fancy restaurants in the gowns and clothing they would wear in the film made good PR when they appeared in newspapers and screen magazines.) She refused. They said that they'd hide her dungarees while she was on the set, so that she'd have to wear the fancy duds. She said that she said "Oh, I REALLY wouldn't do that." But they did. When Cavett asked "So what did you do?", she said "What else could I do? I walked across the lot to the car waiting for me at the front gate in my underpants." Her dungarees were returned the next day. See more »
Toward the end, when Sidney convinces her mother to leave, she reaches for her mother's coat, and someone off-camera hands it to her. The hands of the crew member are clearly visible. See more »
Katherine Hepburn's first movie & she didn't look like any novice! The acting was better than the script honestly. The story was a bit peculiar though nice. It's about this family where Hepburn plays Sidney & the only daughter of a couple who had gone separate ways years ago. Hilary the husband is diagnosed with mental illness after the Shell shock & is sent to the asylum from where he escapes & returns home to surprise his family.
His beloved wife, Margaret by the passage of 15 years finds herself in love & ready to wed when Hilary returns home & finds that he had long been replaced & there was no need for him anymore. His return to sanity raises many family secrets that were attempted to be buried. Many are forced to face the painful truths & in that time the only one to support him is his daughter who removes his fears & gives up all that she loves just to have her father return home safely.
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