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We Are Not Alone (1939)

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A husband hires a lonely pretty young woman to work as a nanny for his son. His wife becomes instantly jealous and things take turn for the worst. In the background, WWII is in the air and anti-German sentiment is on the rise.

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Dr. David Newcome
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Leni Krafft
Flora Robson ...
Jessica Newcome
Raymond Severn ...
Gerald Newcome
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Susan O'Connor, Newcome's Maid
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Sir Ronald Dawson
Montagu Love ...
Major Millman
James Stephenson ...
Sir William Clintock
Stanley Logan ...
Sir Guy Lockhead
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Judge
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Eily Malyon ...
Archdeacon's Wife
Douglas Scott ...
Tommy Baker
Crauford Kent ...
Dr. Stacey
May Beatty ...
Mrs. Patterson
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Warners' publicity releases, intended for newspapers,on this film state that Paul Muni worked closely with James Hilton on the adaptation of Hilton's book for this film. Given that most publicity releases of the time (and also now) are best when taken with several grains of salt, this may or may not be true: Dr. David Newcome lives with his wife Jessica and son Gerald in the small English town of Calderbury. Jessica, conventional and somewhat stupid, is unable to understand the sensitive little boy and her stern, unsympathetic discipline aggravates Gerald's nervousness. The doctor is called to care for Leni, an Austrian dancer stranded in England, who has tried to commit suicide, and he decides she is just the person to hire as a governess for Gerald based on, evidently, no logic at all but it does move the plot. Jessica learns the true story of Leni's background and demands she be discharged. Dr. Newcome arranges to have Leni enrolled in a music school. Gerald, being sent away to ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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After one week of filming, Jane Bryan replaced Dolly Haas in the role of Leni, because Haas suffered a nervous collapse due to the "highly emotional nature of her role". See more »

Quotes

Dr. David Newcome: Strange how words can be true, and yet have no truth in them.
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Soundtracks

Romance in Eb, Op.44 No.1
(uncredited)
Music by Anton Rubinstein
Heard as background music from the Newcome party
Played on violin by Paul Muni
Played also as background music
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one of the 10 best films of 1938
8 March 1999 | by (San Francisco, Ca.) – See all my reviews

Paul Muni and Jane Bryan give an outstanding performance in this drama. Taken from a novel by James Hilton, this story concerns a village doctor, his wife, and a plain German girl who became their little boys governess. Most of the movie is of the trial of the doctor and the governess who are accused of killing the mean spirited doctor's wife. The love between the simple doctor and the German governess is so tender that your heart goes out to both of them.. Jane Bryan, a young actress from the Warner lot was an outstanding actress, but a few years after making this movie, she quit making films and seemed to disappear completely. It was our loss.


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