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None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 17 October 1944 (USA)
When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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A sickly English woman runs a store by herself, while her irresponsible son travels aimlessly, refusing to contact her. When told that his mother has cancer, the young man comes home, reforms himself, and helps his mom run the shop. Soon however, each becomes involved in illegal activities. Written by Anonymous

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Conflict...violence...deadly evil...in a smashing drama of London's under-world that will haunt you forevermore! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Un desolado corazón  »

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According to a 1947 "New York Times" article, Lela E. Rogers, the mother of Ginger Rogers, denounced the script at a committee hearing of HUAC (House Committee on Un-American Activities) as a "perfect example of the propaganda that Communists like to inject" and accused Clifford Odets of being a Communist. Rogers cited the line spoken by "Ernie" to his mother, "You're not going to get me to work here and squeeze pennies out of little people who are poorer than I am," as an example of Communist propaganda. Hanns Eisler, who was nominated for an Academy Award for composing the film's score, was also interrogated by HUAC and was designated as an unfriendly witness for his refusal to cooperate. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film when Ernie and Henry are talking, the go their separate ways, the amount and location of moisture on Ernie's coat changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Mott: I'm so broke I'm in two halves.
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Featured in The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970) See more »

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Excellent movie, drama, comedy, different from the rest
9 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unique movie, fantastic, shows part of Cary Grant rarely seen.. even if just in a movie role. In the role of Ernie Mott, shows a rare side and if you're open to cockney accent and a rough neighborhood, well.. he's charm comes through .. even without the usual polish. A champion movie.. showing a hint of Cary Grant's background.. His change in heart for his mom and turnaround coupled with the difficulties of pre-war england. I suppose some might not like the lack of polish and some people can not get past a thick accent.. and the British slang from the rougher side of town... if you look past that and open up to the role.. you'll love this movie


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