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Writers:
James Hilton (novel)
James Hilton (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 November 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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one of the 10 best films of 1938 See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Paul Muni ... Dr. David Newcome

Jane Bryan ... Leni Krafft
Flora Robson ... Jessica Newcome
Raymond Severn ... Gerald Newcome

Una O'Connor ... Susan O'Connor, Newcome's Maid

Henry Daniell ... Sir Ronald Dawson
Montagu Love ... Major Millman
James Stephenson ... Sir William Clintock
Stanley Logan ... Sir Guy Lockhead

Cecil Kellaway ... Judge

Alan Napier ... Archdeacon
Eily Malyon ... Archdeacon's Wife
Douglas Scott ... Tommy Baker
Crauford Kent ... Dr. Stacey
May Beatty ... Mrs. Patterson

Billy Bevan ... Mr. Jones
Holmes Herbert ... Police Inspector
John Powers ... Charley
Colin Kenny ... George

Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Raymond
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowden Adams ... Detective (uncredited)
Harry Allen ... Doorkeeper (uncredited)
Phyllis Barry ... First Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Frank Baxter ... Usher (uncredited)
Barlowe Borland ... Tom Briggs (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey ... Ben, the Lamplighter (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ... Mr. Adolf Schiller (uncredited)
Rita Carlyle ... Mrs. Deane (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Ticket Collector (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Man Carrying Leni (uncredited)
Robert Cory ... Porter (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... American at Train Station (uncredited)
Clarence Derwent ... Stage Manager (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Patient with Straw Hat (uncredited)
Lucile Fairbanks ... (uncredited)
Douglas Gordon ... Mr. Selby (uncredited)
Alec Harford ... Clerk (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Policeman (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Detective (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Extra with Cane at Train Station (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Mr. Clark (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Working Man with Apron (uncredited)
Lillian Kemble-Cooper ... Mrs. Stacey (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Mrs. Hart - Cockney Patient (uncredited)
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Jaeggers (uncredited)
Thomas R. Mills ... Judge's Chaplain (uncredited)
Viola Moore ... Second Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
David Newell ... Policeman in Courtroom (uncredited)
John Graham Spacey ... (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Mr. Deane (uncredited)
Cyril Thornton ... Man (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Mr. Richardson (uncredited)
Jack Watt ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Extra on Bench in Amusement Park (uncredited)

Directed by
Edmund Goulding 
 
Writing credits
James Hilton (novel)

James Hilton (screenplay) and
Milton Krims (screenplay)

Produced by
Henry Blanke .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Tony Gaudio 
 
Film Editing by
Warren Low 
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack L. Warner .... executive in charge of production
Al Alleborn .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Sullivan .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
C.A. Riggs .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Byron Haskin .... special effects
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
Leo Morton Schulman .... technical advisor (as Dr. Leo Schulman)
George Balanchine .... coach: ballet, Jane Bryan (uncredited)
Spencer Hankey .... technical advisor: British court scenes (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
112 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Paul Muni actually played the violin and was not dubbed.See more »
Quotes:
Gerald Newcome:I'm not afraid anymore.
Jessica Newcome:But Gerald, what have you been frightened of?
Gerald Newcome:Of you, Mother.
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Soundtrack:
It's a Long, Long Way to TipperarySee more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
one of the 10 best films of 1938, 8 March 1999
Author: donald gerstman (dongerst@pacbell.net) from San Francisco, Ca.

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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