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H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  18 December 1941 (USA)
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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Marvin Myles
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Harry Pulham
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Kay Motford
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Mr. Pulham Sr.
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Bill King
Fay Holden ...
Mrs. John Pulham
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Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood ...
Mr. Bullard
Charles Halton ...
Walter Kaufman
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Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
Phil Brown ...
Joe Bingham
David Clyde ...
Hugh the Butler
Sara Haden ...
Miss Rollo
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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.

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Millions have read it! Now its story of a lost love electrifies the screen! (original 2x7 newspaper ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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18 December 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sol de Outono  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 13, 1942 with Hedy Lamarr and Robert Young reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

The flashback scenes in a taxi take place in 1919, however, the footage through rear-projection through the back window of the cab clearly show late 1930s automobiles. 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.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

K-K-Katy
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Geoffrey O'Hara
Played at the end of the World War I sequence
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Reminiscence
29 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is very thought provoking about how life is or how it could have been. It helped me appreciate life, the good and the bad, most of everyday life is actually quite good especially when we don't dwell on the could haves. It was very nostalgic for me. I especially liked the spontaneity as thats something we like to do as a couple, but we don't see a lot of it these days. The idea of taking a chance was a little scary for me. The romance was soft and touching, very clean. It actually gave me some ideas on how to be more romantic. It was a kick seeing Van Heflin so young and skinny. The movie really was a fantasy, but so close to the truth that it just grabbed me. Being older, the film quality was worn, some of the pan scenes were distorted. That Robert Young smile is contagious, thats how I'll remember this movie in my mind's eye.


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