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Smilin' Through (1932)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 1932 (USA)
John has led a solitary life for thirty years since the death of Moonyeen Clare. But now Owens, a close friend, insists that he care for his niece, Kathleen, orphaned when her parents were ... See full summary »

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Kathleen (credited) / Moonyeen (uncredited)
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Kenneth Wayne (credited) / Jeremy Wayne (uncredited)
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O.P. Heggie ...
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Beryl Mercer ...
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Ellen, the Maid
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John has led a solitary life for thirty years since the death of Moonyeen Clare. But now Owens, a close friend, insists that he care for his niece, Kathleen, orphaned when her parents were lost at sea. Kathleen is five, but the years pass and now she is a young woman who is the image of Moonyeen. Willy wants Kathleen for his wife, but Sparks fly when she meets Kenneth Wayne one dark and stormy night. John is horrified for it was Wayne's father who shot Moonyeen dead on her wedding day and John has never found him or forgiven the family. When Ken goes off to war, John forbids any marriage and Ken agrees, while Kathleen does not. When Ken returns four years later when the war is over, he is crippled. He conceals his condition and makes plans to leave for America. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Exquisite romance!

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Drama | Romance

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Con la Sonrisa en los Labios  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Cinematographer Lee Garmes left during production and Charles G. Clarke took over, but did not receive screen credit. See more »

Goofs

After Fredrick March (as Jeremy Wayne) reads the wedding invitation, crumples it and throws it down, he then drinks and empties his glass twice without refilling it. See more »

Quotes

Kenneth Wayne: How about a toast?
Kathleen: I know one. Here's to your health, your honor, and the health of all your descendants, great and small.
Kenneth Wayne: That's a mighty handsome toast.
Kathleen: But, Irish toasts are the best I know.
Kenneth Wayne: May you keep as young and as pretty as you are, until doomsday, and never forget the man who wished it.
Kathleen: I wonder now, as I look at you, have we never met before?
Kenneth Wayne: No, I guess we haven't. I shouldn't have forgotten.
Kathleen: Oh, could you be Irish too!
Kenneth Wayne: Yeah, I could, if I saw enough of you!
Kathleen: Oh!
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Crazy Credits

As M-G-M would later do with "The Wizard of Oz", no mention at all is made of any of the actors having dual roles. Thus, the characters "Moonyeen" and "Jeremy Wayne" are not even mentioned in the credits, although the characters are drastically important to the story. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Happy Ending (1969) See more »

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Smiles
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Composed by J. Will Callahan
Played for returning soldiers
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One of my all-time favorites!
15 November 2001 | by (Wichita, KS) – See all my reviews



I just can't tell you how much I adore this film! It was superb in every way! Norma Shearer and Fredric March were wonderful together, the chemistry between these two can be felt, it burns right through the tv screen! I'm not kidding! ;-) It's just lovely, you care about these two, you want them to be together and be happy! That's a sign of good acting on their parts! Leslie Howard is excellent too, don't get me wrong. He just can't beat Fred! Oh Fred Fred Fred! Yes, I like him! Is it obvious? ;-) He's just the most amazing actor! I'm definitely going to buy The Barretts of Wimpole Street now because I think anything with Shearer and March together is worth my money! Or someone elses! ;-)Oh, and Fred and Norma kiss an awful lot too! Lucky gal! haha!


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