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Smilin' Through (1932)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 24 September 1932 (USA)
The adoptive father of a young woman is horrified to learn she plans to marry the son of the man who accidentally killed her aunt years before.

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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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24 September 1932 (USA)  »

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Con la Sonrisa en los Labios  »

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$851,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 17, 1939 with Norma Shearer reprising her film role. See more »

Goofs

The bulk of the story takes place during the WWI era, 1915-1919, but all of Norma Shearer's clothes, hats, and hairstyles are strictly in the 1932 mode, the year the film was made, a typical practice of the era. See more »

Quotes

Kathleen: It has been fun, hasn't it?
Kenneth Wayne: Oh, it's been swell!
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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 »

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Version of Smilin' Through (1941) See more »

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Just One More Waltz With You
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Music by James Byron
Lyrics by Carl Leopold
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One of Norma's biggest hits!
5 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

A big hit at the time of it's release, it was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture of that year. It still holds up, thanks to the timeless performance of Norma Shearer.


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