Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home... See full summary »
A veteran of World War I marries and settles happily into a tidy, humble life until an accident brings back memories of a former life of wealth and privilege while blocking all recollection of his existence since the war. Thus one man disappears, and another man long missing turns up and claims his vast inheritance. What does his devoted wife, whom he no longer recognizes, do? Written by
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The person Greer Garson spent the most time with on set was cameraman Joseph Ruttenberg, who was her favourite photographer. She appreciated his using a woman's stocking over the lens to soften and glamorize her features. In addition, he quickly realized that she looked best shot from the right and made sure the sets were constructed so he could favour that side. See more »
When he asks the date, Rainier is first told that it is Thursday, and then that it is November 14, 1920. In fact, November 14, 1920 was a Sunday. See more »
[Rainier proposed to Ms. Hanson]
You and I are in the same boat, Miss Hanson; we're both ghost-ridden. We are prisoners of our past. What if we were to pool our loneliness, and give each other what little we have to give support, friendship? I'm proposing marriage, Miss Hanson, or should I call it a merger? A Member of Parliament should have a wife, Margaret; so I'm told on all sides. He needs a clever hostess; you have exceptional gifts. Would it interest you to have a wider field for them? You...
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Well we have all heard the saying..."they really don't make'em like that anymore"....well it's true! It's all been said by the previous users comments but with top notch MGM production values the excellent cast sparkle in this totally memorable film. Whether the writers got confused themselves with all the plot twists it doesn't really matter as you are ultimately carried away by the 2 stars at their peak. Ronald Colman is sadly overlooked by film historians nowadays as his tender romantic screen persona seems out dated in this sometimes cynical world. What a great actor, only because his relaxed screen presence make it all the more engaging. Greer Garson could do no wrong at this time in her career & a more perfect combination is harder to imagine.
The scene towards the end when Colman suddenly regains his memory is truly and literary a "roses round the door" ending which always leaves me reaching for the hankerchief! Got to be 10 out of 10 for sheer Hollywood moonshine.
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