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



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Ruth Donnelly ...
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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 <>

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Release Date:

28 October 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alltid i mina tankar...  »

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$243,000 (estimated)

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Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
(1915) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Played on piano as background music in the canteen in France
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Stanwyck breaks our heart -- again
27 January 2010 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This poignant and graceful doomed-love weeper deals with a facet of American history rarely explored. In a beautifully restrained performance, Barbara Stanwyck plays a Daughter of the American Revolution who marries gentle German immigrant Otto Kruger. Upon the outbreak of the First World War, they become victimized by anti-German sentiments.

With tasteful understatement and an unusual attention to period detail, director Archie L. Mayo paints a vivid tableau of social intolerance that must have been quite daring in its time (the scars of the Great War were still fresh in '33). The writers, unfortunately, couldn't resist a nosedive into Mata Hari-like spy machinations, an eleventh hour plot contrivance that strikes an indelicate note. Even so, the film's quiet sensitivity stays with you long after.

With Ralph Bellamy (as the inevitable jilted boyfriend), Ruth Donnelly, Laura Hope Crews, and Clara Blandick.

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