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None But the Lonely Heart (1944)

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

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Ma Mott (as Miss Ethel Barrymore)
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Henry Twite
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Ada Brantline
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Aggie Hunter
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Jim Mordinoy
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Lew Tate
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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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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 3, 1946 with Ethel Barrymore and June Duprez reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Ernie is carrying Aggie's cello, the angle at which he holds the cello changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Mott: They say money talks... all it's ever said to me is goodbye.
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Romance No.6, Op.6 (None But the Lonely Heart)
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Played by Jane Wyatt on cello
Played by Cary Grant on piano
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The haunting music -None but the Lonely Heart, is a constant theme
12 April 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This 1944 movie is a masterpiece of black and white photography by Director Clifford Odets. The subtilty of background lighting and the shadow effects in the street scenes are magic. There are moments of sheer brilliance with Cary Grant as the independent unorthodox Cockney son Ernie Mott, who comes home and decides to run the secondhand furniture shop and care for his sick mother, Ethel Barrymore. Jane Wyman, makes money playing the cello and patiently loves Ernie from across the street. Mott has 'perfect pitch' and can tune pianos and does odd jobs. Grant brings this quirky character to life and makes us love him. Ernie is a combination of dark brooding and sanguine pathos. All the actors are excellent and bring the poetic language of the script to life. June Duprez as Ernie's girlfriend Ada is riveting. Barry Fitzgerald as genial family friend Henry Twite is special. Even the Dog called Nipper stole every scene. As you can see I loved this movie, hope you do too....


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