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Always in My Heart (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Musical | 14 March 1942 (USA)
After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his... See full summary »

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Victoria Scott
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Booley (as Patty Hale)
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Martin Scott
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Angie
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Philip Ames
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Lolita
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Herbert Gunn ...
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After many years, MacKenzie Scott is pardoned from prison, but his wife is already involved with another man. Nevertheless, he travels incognito to his family's town. There he befriends his daughter Victoria, who doesn't recognize him, and encourages her musical abilities. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Sempre em Meu Coração  »

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Although Walter Huston had sung in his theater roles earlier, this was the first time he sang in a movie. See more »

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Mac sits down to work on the sticking keys on Mudge's piano and quickly proclaims it fixed. A moment later, Mudge sits down to try it out and there are clearly two keys that are stuck down. See more »

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Version of Daughters Courageous (1939) See more »

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Una voce poco fa
(uncredited)
from "Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)" (1816)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Libretto by Cesare Sterbini
Played on piano and sung by Gloria Warren
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"Always in My Heart" ***
14 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walter Huston and Kay Francis starred in this 1942 film.

Ms. Francis plays a middle class woman with 2 children, who supposedly is widowed. Wealthy Sidney Blackmer wishes to marry her.

It turns out that she is not widowed. She divorced her husband after he was sent to prison for killing a man. Both children have been told that their father is dead.

As Huston is about to be pardoned, Francis arrives at the prison to tell him that she is remarrying. Thinking only of her happiness and security for their children, Huston does not tell Francis of the pardon but instead encourages the marriage.

Huston, upon release, settles in a fishing area around San Francisco. Of course, he meets his children but says nothing.

Naturally, the children find out what they are and the film ends where he saves his son from a drunk and daughter, when she goes out in a storm in a boat.

There are some musical interludes in this as the daughter is training to be an opera singer. Huston does a little singing and there are several sequences where groups of fishermen turn to their harmonicas.


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