In Boston, the over-weight spinster Charlotte Vale is a repressed woman without self-esteem and completely dominated by her wealthy mother Mrs. Henry Vale. When her sister-in-law Lisa Vale brings the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith, who is her friend, to visit Charlotte, he invites her to spend some time in his sanatorium. Soon Charlotte transforms in a sophisticated and confident woman and travels in a cruise to South America. She meets architect Jerry Durrance, who is married, and they have a love affair in Rio de Janeiro. Six months later, she returns home and confronts her mother with her independence and own free will. One day, Charlotte has an argument with her mother and she dies of a heart attack. Charlotte becomes the heir of the Vale's fortune but she feels guilty for the death of her mother. She decides to return to Dr. Jaquith's sanatorium whether she befriends Tina, who is the twelve-year-old daughter of Jerry rejected by her mother. She brings the girl to her house in ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Today Her Greatest! For a woman there's always an excuse . . .
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 11, 1946 with Bette Davis
reprising her film role. See more
As June and Charlotte enter the drawing room after June's arrival, their position relative to each other changes between shots. See more
Remember what it says in the Bible, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
How does it feel to be the Lord?
Not so very wonderful, since the Free Will Bill was passed. Too little power.
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth
Symphony No.6 in B Minor (Pathétique) Op. 74
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
First movement played at the concert
Also played as part of the score See more