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Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her ... See full summary »

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Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her desirable enough. To remedy both situations, she sells their farm to an opera singer so they'll have to move back to the city near her mother, and she tries to make her husband jealous by flirting with a neighbor. Eventually, Claudia has to learn to grow when she discovers that she's about to become a mother and that her own mother is gravely ill. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Claudia, a Esposa Moderna  »

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Jennifer Jones was considered for the title role, but author Rose Franken voiced her feelings that McGuire should reprise her stage part See more »

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Goulding
8 August 2002 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Edmund Goulding (1891-1959) director of "Claudia," certainly has a varied career. After a full stage acting period, Goulding went on as writer-director to make a total of a hundred films in 40 years.

Taking a statistical inventory on Goulding's film work, he wrote 62 scripts, directed 38 films; and composed songs, acted in and produced 5 films in each category.

Looking at "Claudia" one can see where his stage experience influenced his camera setups. Where other director's would have "cut" and "reset," Goulding's "takes" continue, with the camera fluidly following the action.

Many of his films tend to have their attention on death, including suicide. Examples of this include "Grand Hotel" ('32) "Dark Victory" ('39) "Razor's Edge" ('46) and certainly "Nightmare Alley ('47). [Interestingly, after a most impressive career, Goulding ended his own life in suicide at the age of 68.]

In "Claudia" Goulding benefits from two fine actors, Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young, who complement each other very nicely. The theme of death is prominent here, as a newly-wedded couple struggles with the imminent demise of the wife's mother.

The film is well-crafted, and in tune with the time in which it was made. "Claudia" is one of dozens of worthy efforts made by this most gifted film maker.


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