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Release Date:
25 November 1939 (USA) See more »
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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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)
Crew verified as complete

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112 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)

Did You Know?

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 »
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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Paul Muni is a pleasure to watch, 24 June 2002
Author: smrhyne from North Carolina

I have watched this movie many times because I always enjoy watching Paul Muni, no matter what role he is in. This movie is an opportunity to see Muni without the heavy make-up that he wore in many of his movies. Although I like this movie a lot, I was rather disappointed in the ending. It seemed to change gears about halfway through. The movie goes from being a poignant love story to making a political statement about war. But I still recommend it. Muni, Flora Robson and Jane Bryan all give excellent performances and Muni's relationship with his son is beautiful to see.

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