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Mrs. Parkington (1944)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  November 1944 (USA)
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In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus ... See full summary »

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Amory Stilham
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Baroness Aspasia Conti
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Edward - Prince of Wales
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Alice - Dutchess de Brancourt
Frances Rafferty ...
Jane Stilham
Tom Drake ...
Ned Talbot
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Lord Thornley
Dan Duryea ...
Jack Stilham
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John Marbey
Selena Royle ...
Mattie Trounson
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Signor Cellini
Lee Patrick ...
Madeleine Parkington Swann
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers ...
Singers (as The Saint Luke's Choristers)
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In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus Parkington. He moves them to New York, tries to remake her into a society woman, and establishes their home among the wealthiest of New York's high society. Family and social life is not always peaceful, however, and she guides us, in flashbacks, through the rises and falls of the Parkington family fortunes. Written by Eric Wees <eric_wees@ccmail.chin.doc.ca>

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Drama | Romance

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November 1944 (USA)  »

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A Srª. Parkington  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 25, 1946 with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

During a closeup of Maitre D, in the scene where newlywed Mr. and Mrs. Parkington arrive at the hotel in New York, the chambermaid with the bed warmer is seen exiting the room behind the welcoming Maitre D. In the next shot the maid is once again leaving the room. See more »

Quotes

Susie 'Sparrow' Parkington: Why did you marry me?
Major Augustus Parkington: Life was too simple without you.
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Connections

Featured in Twenty Years After (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Wein, Weib und Gesang (Wine, Women and Song), Op.333
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauß
Waltz played by the orchestra at the ball and danced by several couples
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It Was Like Watching A Fairy Tale Come To Life.....
23 October 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Oh, why couldn't this film have been longer? I was taken in from the very beginning and was fascinated watching the lives of the Parkingtons. Greer Garson was exceptional as we watched her age from a young lady to a family matriarch in her 80's. I must agree that the pairing of she and Walter Pidgeon was superb and Agnes Moorehead's performance was remarkable. Gladys Cooper always stands out in any cast and with costumes of such splendor and the storylines that ranged from tragic to tremendous, there was no way to lose with this movie. Perhaps now, I'll go purchase the novel and see if I can get any more from this tale that didn't make it to the big screen. As they always say, "the book was better than the movie". I intend to try and find out. I can hardly imagine it, but I can only hope to find more and more delight from the adventures of the Parkingtons. This was one of my favorites with the pairing of Garson and Pidgeon. It's a truly entertaining movie and I recommend it highly!


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