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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sam Gladney
Felix Bressart ...
Dr. Max Breslar
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Charlotte
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. Kahly
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Mr. Kahly
Kathleen Howard ...
Mrs. Keats
George Lessey ...
Mr. Keats
William Henry ...
Allan Keats
Henry O'Neill ...
Judge
John Eldredge ...
Damon
Clinton Rosemond ...
Zeke
Theresa Harris ...
Cleo
Charles Arnt ...
G. Harrington Hedger
Cecil Cunningham ...
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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children | birth | texas | mill | foundling | See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Blomster i skygge  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The child who portrayed Tony in the movie was a 4-year-old named Pat Barker. It was only when Pat came to Fort Worth to celebrate the movie's premiere that the world discovered that Pat was actually Patricia. See more »

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Edna: There are no illegitimate children. There are only illegitimate parents!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Greer Garson (1961) See more »

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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Written by H.J. Fuller
Played on a gramophone
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Wonderful heart warming move, must see!
3 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful, heart warming, fantastic movie to see. Greer Garson is splendid in this movie, and it will really touch your heart. This movie has a special meaning for me, as I was adopted from the famous Edna Gladney Home in Ft. Worth, Texas. Edna Gladney personally handed me to my new adoptive parents. She called them that morning and told them she had the most beautiful baby girl ready for them to bring home. I have watched this movie so many times, and wow, what a movie! Just love Greer Garson, she is a splendid and talented actress. One more note, if it hadn't been for Edna Gladney and her crusade, I most likely would have been an orphan. She did a lot for unwanted babies.


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