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?
Filming went a few weeks over schedule, which in turn caused some conflicts with Casablanca
(1942), which also starred Claude Rains
and Paul Henreid
. Rains finished work on this movie June 3rd in 1942 and did his first scene on Casablanca
(1942) at 10:30 the next morning. 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
Dr. Jasquith says that tyranny is sometimes expression of the maternal instinct. If that's a mother's love, I want no part of it.
In An Old Dutch Garden (By An Old Dutch Mll)
Music by Will Grosz
Played in the drugstore where Charlotte takes Tina for ice cream See more