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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was unable to capitalize on the success the film brought him as he was immediately called into service in the US Army. He initially rejected active duty claiming weak eyes. He was transferred to the Air Corps and put in charge of making training films at the former Hal Roach Studio (AKA Fort Wacky). 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
What's the harm in a little kiss?
A little kiss? Suppose we find out?
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