Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family.... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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

A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee
Have Gun - Will Travel (1957–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The adventures of a gentlemanly gunfighter for hire.

Stars: Richard Boone, Kam Tong, Hal Needham
The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan
Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
Action | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Man, feeling neglected by his family, turns to another woman.

Director: Edward Sloman
Stars: Frank Morgan, Binnie Barnes, Lois Wilson
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

There is a problem with foreign nationals using Cuba as a convenient jumping off point for illegal entry into the United States. So U.S. Immigration Service Agent Peter Karczag (John Hodiak... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, John Hodiak, James Craig
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman searching for work takes a job as a maid for a rich family. Intrigue follows as a butler schemes to make the attractive newcomer his own. Only to be foiled by the wealthy ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Robert Taylor, Loretta Young, Basil Rathbone
Camille (1936)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Parisian courtesan must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor, Lionel Barrymore
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Toni Bradley comes to New York City, from a small town in Iowa, to take over her late father's estate and sporting business, which is primarily gambling on sports events, with a lot of the ... See full summary »

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce, Pinky Tomlin
Handy Andy (1934)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A small-town druggist is henpecked by his social-climbing wife to sell his pharmacy to a national chain. In addition, she tries to set up her pretty young daughter with the nitwit son of ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: Will Rogers, Peggy Wood, Mary Carlisle
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Edward Sedgwick
Stars: Robert Taylor, Jean Parker, Ted Healy
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A doctor is fired for breaking the rules and operating on a man with a case of appendicitis. This leads him to start thinking about setting up his own private practice for the "society" set.

Director: George B. Seitz
Stars: Chester Morris, Robert Taylor, Virginia Bruce
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Yancey
William Henry ...
Curtis
Jackie Searl ...
Curtis as a Child (as Jackie Searle)
Betty Jane Graham ...
Yancey as a Child
Marilyn Harris ...
Paul Harvey ...
Ed Trice
Zelda Sears ...
Gram Teague
...
Bill Renton
...
Peter
Georgie Billings ...
Neddie
DeWitt Jennings ...
The Sheriff
Edit

Storyline

Naomi is almost to term with her fourth child when Ed decides to leave taking all their money and the oldest son Curtis. With the sheriff after him, he is in no mood to think of his family. When he struggles with Naomi, he is killed. Naomi dumps his body out in the swamp and keeps tells no one. She then moves to town and finds works. When the sheriff comes lookin' for Ed, she moves to Waldo and changes her last name. She starts sewing at home and eventually has her own shop called 'Naomi's'. She is tough on the kids, but loving, to make them strong as she promises herself that she will one day go back and stand trial for what happened to Ed. When the kids are of age, and all have good jobs, she finds that she has fallen in love with a newspaperman named Naylor. Circumstances then conspire to make her take that train ride back. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Promessa de Mãe  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of director Charles Brabin. See more »

Soundtracks

Old Folks at Home (Swanee River)
(1851) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Partially played during the opening credits
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A good film from MGM!!
17 March 2001 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Another good film performance by that GREAT actor, Charles Bickford, and also by Mady Christians. In fact, it is the performance of Miss Christians that this film hinges on, as without her, it would be a very dull film. It is too bad that Miss Christians never had a chance to become a big star in America as she had been in Europe, as she is a very good actress!! This film has one of the first performances of Robert Taylor and he does a very good job, as does all the supporting players in this film. I enjoyed this film and think you will too, if you get to see it on television.


10 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What was wrong with the youngest son Nettie? VelvetVoice
Discuss A Wicked Woman (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?