Ever in My Heart (1933)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 389 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 3 critic

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



(screenplay) (as Bertram Milhauser) , (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot
Baby Face (1933)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Shelby Barrett (Barbara Stanwyck) rides show horses for wealthy widow "Nicko" Nicholas (Genevieve Tobin)and meets Johnny Wyatt (Gene Raymond), scion of a once-wealthy Long Island Family, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Gene Raymond, Genevieve Tobin
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Rita Wilson meets epidemiologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Jean Hersholt
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A torch singer becomes a mail-order bride for a farmer.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lyle Talbot
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child.

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Lloyd Nolan
Illicit (1931)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young couple lives together out of wedlock, but they find that they're ahead of their time.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, James Rennie, Ricardo Cortez
Annie Oakley (1935)
Biography | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A romanticized biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Melvyn Douglas
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When the murdered body discovered by beautiful, vivacious socialite Melsa Manton disappears, police and press label her a prankster until she proves them wrong.

Director: Leigh Jason
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda, Sam Levene
A Lost Lady (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred E. Green, Phil Rosen
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan, Ricardo Cortez
Gambling Lady (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O'Brien
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald


Complete credited cast:
Mary Archer Wilbrandt
Hugo Wilbrandt
Ruth Donnelly ...
Lizzie, the Housekeeper
Laura Hope Crews ...
Grandma Caroline Archer
Sam Archer
Ronnie Cosby ...
Teddy 'Sonny' Wilbrandt
Clara Blandick ...
Anna, the Cook
Willard Robertson ...
Kennel Caretaker
Cousin Martha Sewell
Harry Beresford ...
Eli, the Gardener
Virginia Howell ...
Cousin Serena Honeywell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Storekeeper (scenes deleted)


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Romance | War





Release Date:

28 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alltid i mina tankar...  »

Box Office


$243,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Du, Du Liegst Mir im Herzen
Traditional German folksong
Played during the opening credits and often as background music
Played on piano and sung by Otto Kruger
Words reprised often
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

19 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck and Otto Kruger star in "Ever in My Heart," a 1933 film directed by Archie Mayo and also starring Ralph Bellamy.

Stanwyck plays Mary Archer, who, in 1909, falls in love with a young German, Hugo Wilbrandt (Otto Kruger), a friend of her cousin Jeff (Ralph Bellamy). They get married right away and settle down, and eventually have a baby boy. Hugo proudly becomes an American citizen.

Tragedy strikes the couple. When World War I occurs, the anti-German sentiment forces Hugo out of his teaching job and unable to find any other work. Mary's family wants them to move back in with them, but they want Hugo to change his name, which he won't do. He talks Mary into staying with them, saying he will join her in a week. He doesn't; he turns his back on America and returns to Germany to fight the war with the Germans.

Mary divorces Hugo and later goes overseas to work for the war effort. There, she runs into Hugo.

I knew the plot of this film, but there were elements of it that I did not know, so I found the film even more profoundly depressing than I expected. Barbara Stanwyck is wonderful, going from a fresh, young, happy woman to one who has to endure horrible sadness. Otto Kruger is very effective as well, but this is really Stanwyck's film. She'll break your heart.

Beautifully done film, but be prepared!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pre-code surprise cesca2
The Historical Setting for this romance grumpy736-1
Discuss Ever in My Heart (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: