MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,118 this week

H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  18 December 1941 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 598 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 4 critic

A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 2560 titles
created 21 Oct 2012
 
a list of 3038 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
 
a list of 727 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of H.M. Pulham, Esq..
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Marvin Myles Ransome
...
Harry Moulton Pulham
...
Cordelia 'Kay' Motford Pulham
...
John Pulham
...
Bill King
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. John Pulham
...
Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood ...
Mr. 'J.T.' Bullard
Charles Halton ...
Walter Kaufman
...
Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
Phil Brown ...
Joe Bingham
David Clyde ...
Hugh, the Butler
Sara Haden ...
Miss Rollo, Harry's Secretary
Edit

Storyline

A man who lived his life as he was was told he should, not as he would have chosen to, is brought out of his shell by a beautiful young woman.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

There's a girl like Marvin Myles hidden in every man's life See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

H.M. Pulham, Esq.  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Favorite film of Hedy Lamarr. See more »

Quotes

Harry Moulton Pulham: They say that you can get over anything in time. I don't believe you can... but given enough time you can put it where it belongs.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in We Must Have Music (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do We Go From Here
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Howard Johnson
Whistled by Robert Young
Sung a cappella by Van Heflin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Engrossing film.
23 March 2005 | by (Santiago de Chile.) – See all my reviews

What a remarkable movie! It contains, as far as I've seen her, Hedy Lamarr's best performance ever...she's luminous here, human, warm, heart-wrenching, not the aloof goddess of other MGM films (which I like too, by the way). She gives a complex, multi-layered performance as a liberal, independent, unprejudiced, modern working woman who falls in love with a lad (grandly impersonated by Robert Young) who comes from an aristocratic, old fashioned, "blue-blood" family from Boston.

They meet while working together in an advertising/publicity company, but their relationship is not an easy one, due to Marvin's (Hedy) unease with his family's morals, mores and ways...

The movie is told in flashback, with Harry Pulham (Robert Young) remembering his childhood and younger days, when he's well into his forties and married to a woman of his same "Social Circle" (Ruth Hussey-what a good actress she was, giving a first-rate performance in a role so different from the one she played the previous year in "The Philadelphia Story").

You can tell this movie was directed by a first rate director like King Vidor, who could handle so well "sociological" issues.

Good performances too by Van Heflin as Young's pal, Bonita Granville as his sister, Charles Coburn as his father et al.

An engrossing film, watch it on TCM, where it's scheduled regularly.


27 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
If you like this movie, don't read. But I need to vent - wasted 2 hrs. SusanJL
Hedy Lamarr nelson95
DVD release dexterha
Push these people a little farther and... danielj_old999
DVD now available directly from Warner's webpage! simonhowson
Discuss H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?