Stella and Victor, who meet, fall in love and marry soon after meeting in Europe, blissfully sail back to the states to meet Victor's family. And then the honeymoon is over, for Victor's ... See full summary »
Stella and Victor, who meet, fall in love and marry soon after meeting in Europe, blissfully sail back to the states to meet Victor's family. And then the honeymoon is over, for Victor's family, dominated by his manipulative mother, find Stella pretentious and aloof. In truth, Stella is a free spirit and their marriage starts to fall apart when Victor begins siding with his family instead of his wife. Written by
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"Theater Guild on the Air" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 15, 1950 with Helen Hayes reprising her film role. See more »
[Victor has left the house against his mother's wishes]
Victor! Come back here!
Don't bother to faint, Mom, he can't see you.
[suddenly alert, and very irritated]
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Superb cast helps to offset the corny melodrama...
Well-acted soaper about a young married couple who are nearly torn apart by the husband's vulgar, meddlesome family. Terrific cast, including Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Henry Travers, and the glorious Margaret Hamilton, do a fine service to Rose Franken's play, adapted by no less a script-whiz than Herman J. Mankiewicz (with uncredited help from yet another auteur, Donald Ogden Stewart). The comedic throw-away bits work best, however the lapses into knuckle-biting melodrama are dated and detract overall. Still, the film's initial half-hour is quite strong, and Hamilton is a hoot as Montgomery's spinster sister. ** from ****
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