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Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 25 July 1941 (USA)
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Dr. Max Breslar
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Charlotte
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Mrs. Kahly
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Mrs. Keats
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Allan Keats
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G. Harrington Hedger (as Charlie Arnt)
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Mrs. Gilworth
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Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings and orphans and begins to place children in good homes, despite the opposition of "conservative" citizens, who would condemn illegitimate children for being born out of wedlock. Eventually Edna leads a fight in the Texas legislature to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records in that state, while continuing to be an advocate for homeless children. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The stirring saga of a childless beauty...who was determined to be a mother! See more »


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25 July 1941 (USA)  »

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De corazón a corazón  »

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Trivia

The first of five consecutive Best Actress Oscar nominations for Greer Garson; she would win the following year for Mrs. Miniver (1942). See more »

Quotes

Edna: Do I look like a hussy?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: This is the story of a great woman, and of the great work she is doing for humanity. Her name is Edna Gladney, and she lives in Fort Worth, Texas. We dedicate this picture to her. Let us first take you back to a certain household in Wisconsin at the beginning of the century - See more »

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Referenced in You Can't Fool a Camera (1941) See more »

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Lullaby
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Music and Lyrics by Herbert Stothart and Earl K. Brent
Sung by Nadine Conner and Irene Crane in opening credits
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Just great movie - true, emotional, with great performance
1 February 2003 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Just wonderful - powerful enough to move anyone. The fact that this is a true story makes it even more remarkable. Greer Garson deserved the nomination for Best Actress - she covers decades in the life of Edna Gladney who varies from romantic girl to society hostess to earth-shaker.


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