World War I brings tribulations to an American woman married to a German.

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Mary Archer Wilbrandt
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Hugo Wilbrandt
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Jeff
Ruth Donnelly ...
Lizzie, the Housekeeper
Laura Hope Crews ...
Grandma Caroline Archer
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Sam Archer
Ronnie Cosby ...
Teddy 'Sonny' Wilbrandt
Clara Blandick ...
Anna, the Cook
Willard Robertson ...
Kennel Caretaker
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Cousin Martha Sewell
Harry Beresford ...
Eli, the Gardener
Virginia Howell ...
Cousin Serena Honeywell
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Storekeeper (scenes deleted)
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In 1909 Mary Archer, daughter of small-town bluebloods, awaits the return from Germany of sometime beau Jeff. But Jeff brings with him a German friend, Hugo Wilbrandt, who loves and marries Mary. Hugo joins the faculty of a small college and the Wilbrandts prosper...until the advent of World War I brings a storm of anti-German hatred. Resulting troubles so embitter Hugo that he regrets his American citizenship... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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28 October 1933 (USA)  »

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$243,000 (estimated)
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Silent Night, Holy Night
(1818) (uncredited)
Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
English lyrics anonymous
Played on a record at Christmas
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seldom shown early Stanwyck
28 August 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck, the gal who could play any role, is American Mary Archer, who is fawning over her cousin "Jeff" (Ralph Bellamy), until she meets the dashing German Hugo Wilbrant (Otto Kruger). They get married, and soon Germany is invading countries during WW I , which causes turbulence and troubles for the married couple and their family.

Its a shortie, at 68 minutes. I had seen Stanwyck in Ten Cents a Dance in 1931, and in that one, she was still very much a young girl, in style and appearance; in this film "Ever in my Heart", even though only two years has gone by, she is much more grown up, in looks and in sophistication. Too bad Donald Meeks scenes were deleted - he would have spiced up the plot, which could use some humor, with more than its share of sadness. Interesting scene where the little old ladies in the sewing circle giggle and gasp over the horrible things the enemy does to captured prisoners. Technically, the acting and story here are just fine, and I guess the plot would soon be a current event again with the coming of WW II, much less still be an issue with world events going on today. Producer Hal Wallis and Archie Mayo (director) would make eleven movies together in the 1930s.


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