Five children in an apparently ideal American small town find their lives changing as the years pass near the turn of the century in 1900. Parris and Drake, both of whom have lost their parents, are best friends; Parris dreams of becoming a doctor, studying under the father of his sweetheart Cassie, while Drake plans on becoming a local businessman when he receives his full inheritance - juggling girlfriends in the meantime. As they become adults, the revelations of local secrets threaten to ruin their hopes and dreams. Written by
THE TOWN THEY TALK OF IN WHISPERS (re-release print ad - all caps)
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold
's score proved to be hugely popular with the movie-going public. Warner Brothers was inundated with written requests for the sheet music. Ironically, the score failed to receive an Academy Award nomination. See more
When Parris is speaking to his instructor in Vienna, Dr. Kendell strikes a match to light his pipe. In the next shot, the match has disappeared and there is no evidence that he lit the pipe. See more
Madame Marie von Eln
I only know that you have to judge people by what you find them to be and not by what other people say they are.
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, S.124
Written by Franz Liszt
Partially played on piano by Kaaren Verne
and then by Robert Cummings See more