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Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the ... See full summary »

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Lydia MacMillan
Edna May Oliver ...
Sarah MacMillan
Alan Marshal ...
Richard Mason
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Michael Fitzpatrick
Hans Jaray ...
Frank Andre
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Bob Willard
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Fitzpatrick
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Mary
Billy Ray ...
Johnny
Frank Conlan ...
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Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the times when they were young and courted her. In memory, each romance seemed splendid and destined for happiness, but in each case, Lydia realizes, the truth was less romantic, and ill-starred. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Story of a free woman and her romances! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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25 September 1941 (USA)  »

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Illusions  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The poem Richard finds and reads at the cottage is "Lalla-Rookh" (or Lala Rukh) written by Thomas Moore and published in 1817. In this poem, Lalla Rukh is the daughter of Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. She is promised in marriage to the King of Bactria but falls in love with a poet she meets on the way to the king's palace. When she arrives, she collapses but comes to when she hears a familiar voice. The poet with whom she fell in love turns out to have been the king is disguise. See more »

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20th Century Fox - 19th Century Drama
6 September 2005 | by (Bridgend, South Wales) – See all my reviews

An unexceptionable pleasure to the primary senses of the eyes and ears. This results from a combination of Oberon's lush eyebrows and the pillowy opulence one imagines from a director with a surname like Duvivier. The film is a 'refashioning' of his French-language 'Un Carnet De Bal' from 1937, in that the basic plot is Oberon's portmanteau recollection of 4 past loves. Cynics may understandably dive for the sick bags, but it's a pleasant surprise therefore to find that for all the typical Fox emphasis on visual scrumptiousness, this romantic opus turns out to be a narratively literate affair. It's lent considerable dramatic weight by an excellent cast, including an uncharacteristically unhistrionic Oberon.


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