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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Did You Know?
Warner Brothers wanted Tyrone Power
for the role of 'Parris'. 20th Century Fox refused, due to how unhappy they were because Power's role in Marie Antoinette was basically a supporting role, although he received top billing with Norma Shearer
. 'Darryl Zanuck' said he would never lend out Power again, and as a result, Power lost other roles as well. 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
[Referring to the dying Madame von Eln
When she passes, how much passes with her! - a whole way of life, a way of gentleness and honor and dignity. These things are going, Henry, and they may never come back to this world.
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