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H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)

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

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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
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Mrs. John Pulham
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Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood ...
Mr. Bullard
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Walter Kaufman
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Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
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Joe Bingham
David Clyde ...
Hugh the Butler
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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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At Last! See Today's Greatest Love Story! (original 2x7 newspaper ad) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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13 August 1942 (Mexico)  »

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Sol de Outono  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"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

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
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A poignant, subtle look at life's lost possibilities
8 February 2002 | by (North Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This muted but affecting version of John P. Marquand's stinging reproach of the turn of the last century's hidebound upper classes, this beautiful MGM production is easily Hedy Lamarr's finest performance. Co-starring the too frequently overlooked Robert Young and the multifaceted Van Heflin (who would win a Best Supporting Oscar that year for Johnny Eager), the film also boasts the usual MGM powerful supporting cast (including Charles Coburn, Ruth Hussy, Bonita Granville and a cameo by the great Anne Revere). Under King Vidor's perceptive direction, this tale of a man's reflection of a life full of stifling tradition becomes a poignant, subtle exploration of lost opportunity. At last given a role of substance, Lamarr is wonderful as an educated working class woman with aspirations, who must watch the man she loves cave in to the expectations of wealth and tradition. A gem of a film; discover it for yourselves.


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