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White Banners (1938)

 -  Drama  -  23 June 1938 (USA)
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A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the ... See full summary »

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Paul Ward
Fay Bainter ...
Hannah
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Peter Trimble
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Sally Ward
Henry O'Neill ...
Sam Trimble
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Marcia Ward
James Stephenson ...
Thomas Bradford
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Dr. Thompson (as J. Farrell McDonald)
William Pawley ...
Joe Ellis
Edward Pawley ...
Bill Ellis
John Ridgely ...
Charles Ellis
Mary Field ...
Hester
Edward McWade ...
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A homeless woman named Hannah drifts into the lives of the kindly Ward family, in a small Indiana town in 1919. Hannah makes herself useful as a cook and housekeeper and stays with the Wards... but her real interest is in meeting their neighbor, teenager Peter Trimble. It turns out that Peter is the son she bore out of wedlock and gave up for adoption, and now Hannah has returned to town to see what sort of young man her son has become. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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News item - Saturday, May 14,1938 -Burbank, California: Warners is rushing scoring of "White Banners," based upon the Lloyd C. Douglas novel, in order to have the film ready for screening at the Dallas sales convention (Warners)which opens Monday. Max Steiner, who is composing the original score, is working day and night to complete the assignment. See more »

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Paul Ward: You don't think I have a fighting chance!
Hannah: I don't think you have a chance, fighting!
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Dated but very moving....
3 March 2003 | by (Fords,NJ) – See all my reviews

A true tear jerker...finally saw today on TCM / Oscar nominated Fay Bainter was excellent in the role of Hannah... dated in style & content but so moving...cant help but shed a tear... cast is top notch incl Jackie Cooper & Claude Rains...its a hidden classic... comb of Imitation of Life/ Stella Dallas of that genre... watch it! worth it I believe Fay Bainter was possibly the first actress to be nominated in 2 categories in same yr. best actress/Banners & best supt actress Jezebel (for which she won) since, Jessica Lange, Sigourney Weaver, & this yr. Julianne Moore have rivaled that honor... Bainter was wonderful!!


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