Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Rochard tries to return... See full summary »
As Julie prepares to leave her husband Roger, she begins to play through a stack of recordings, each of which reminds her of events in their lives together. One of them is the song that was playing when she and Roger first met in a music store. Other songs remind her of their courtship, their marriage, their desire for a child, and the joys and sorrows that they have shared. A flood of memories comes back to her as she ponders their present problems and how they arose. Written by
The record shown playing is a bat wing Victor that was produced prior to 1925. See more »
[Judge firmly addressing two unseen attorneys]
I'll give you an opportunity to better prepare your facts.
[Hands Judge some papers]
Adoption proceedings, the Adams case.
The Adams case.
Oh yes, yes. Uh...
[turns back to attorneys]
if either one or both of you gentlemen conduct yourselves like you've been doing today I'll hold you in contempt, the both of ya!
[Walks into chambers, sees Roger, Miss Oliver, and the baby all seated. Sits at desk]
Uh, oh this is the child in ...
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One of the best films made. 1941 was a phenomenal year, not least for this film and Grant's marvelous performance. Call it melodrama, but it's the stuff of life, heartbreak and love and helpless vulnerability. How unfashionable.
I could watch Edgar Buchanan wash that baby a thousand times. Find me one actor with enough life experience today to do that scene. Just one.
Independent films today often seem to strive to make the point that human drama is about the struggles and relationships of private life. We call it "sentiment" when studios made films about this sort of drama and what's ultimately important on the most private level.
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