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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)
Phil Brown ...
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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Drama | Romance

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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

This film had its first television showing in Los Angeles Friday 7 December 1956 on KTTV; it was not telecast in New York City until 21 June 1958 on WCBS, and in San Francisco 2 March 1959 on KGO-TV. 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

The Darktown Strutters' Ball
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Shelton Brooks
Played on piano during the Greenwich Village sequence
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Hedy and Robert shine
9 February 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Previous comments referred to the slow pace of the story, in a way I agree, but we're talking about a different time in the cinema. It was a pleasure to see how the characters were formed and could only attest to the direction of King Vidor. Hedy in her role as a career woman, had the full understanding of the character. Her outstanding beauty ( even in a masculine business suit) are not to be denied. Some people have said she was not a great actress, and indeed she wasn't, but certainly a competent one, and she proved here, given the right roles. As for Robert Young, I thought he was also excellent in the main role, as were all the others. Kudos to all of them for an enjoyable two hours.


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