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Director:
Writers:
Clifford Odets (written for the screen by)
Richard Llewellyn (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
17 October 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
:"Black as the Ace I am!" (original poster) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The haunting music -None but the Lonely Heart, is a constant theme See more (32 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Ernie Mott

Ethel Barrymore ... Ma Mott (as Miss Ethel Barrymore)

Barry Fitzgerald ... Henry Twite

June Duprez ... Ada Brantline

Jane Wyatt ... Aggie Hunter
George Coulouris ... Jim Mordinoy
Dan Duryea ... Lew Tate
Roman Bohnen ... Dad Pettyjohn
Konstantin Shayne ... Ike Weber
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katherine Allen ... Millie Wilson (uncredited)
William Ambler ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
George Atkinson ... Man with Gramophone (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ... Ma Floom (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Cockney Bum (uncredited)
Rosemary Blong ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Drunk in Funfair (uncredited)
Marina Bohnen ... Girl (uncredited)
Matthew Boulton ... First Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Eva Leonard Boyne ... Ma Chalmers (uncredited)
William Challee ... Knocker Jones (uncredited)
Robin Sanders Clark ... Bit Part (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Policeman with Stripes (uncredited)
Marie De Becker ... Madam La Vaka (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Marcel Dill ... Percy (uncredited)
Diane Dyer ... Ada's Baby (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Second Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... Ma Segwiss (uncredited)
Lita Gordon ... Girl (uncredited)
Helena Grant ... Old Woman in Shop (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Man Walking into 'Funfare' (uncredited)
Alec Harford ... Drunk (uncredited)
Forrester Harvey ... Shooting Galley Proprietor (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Dad Fitchitt (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Roly Poly Man (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Policeman at Crash Site (uncredited)
Rosalind Ivan ... Mrs. Clara Tate (uncredited)
Jack Jackson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Policeman Outside (uncredited)
Skelton Knaggs ... Lou 'Slush' Atley (uncredited)
Rosemary La Planche ... Dancer (uncredited)
Morton Lowry ... Taz Jones (uncredited)
John Meredith ... Policeman (uncredited)
Chef Milani ... Rossi (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Henchman (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Old Man (uncredited)
William O'Leary ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Elsie Prescott ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Barry Regan ... Dancer (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Henchman (uncredited)
Renie Riano ... Flo (uncredited)
Amelia Romano ... Lame Girl (uncredited)
Nancy Russell ... Girl (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Cell Block Policeman (uncredited)
Ernest Shields ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Ida Shoemaker ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Art Smith ... Mr. Marjoriebanks (uncredited)
Walter Soderling ... Pa Floom (uncredited)
Helene Thimig ... Sister Nurse (uncredited)
Roy Thomas ... Rookie Policeman (uncredited)
Charles S. Thompson ... Defeated Man (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Diedra Vale ... Miss Tate (uncredited)
Queenie Vassar ... Mrs. Jane Snowden (uncredited)
Clare Verdera ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Joseph Vitale ... 'Cosh' Simmons (uncredited)
Milton Wallace ... Ike Lesser (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Blind Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Clifford Odets 
 
Writing credits
Clifford Odets (written for the screen by)

Richard Llewellyn (from the novel by)

Produced by
David Hempstead .... producer
Sherman Todd .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Hanns Eisler 
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roland Gross 
 
Production Design by
Mordecai Gorelik 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Jack Okey 
 
Set Decoration by
Harley Miller (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lloyd Richards .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruby Rosenberg .... assistant director
Lynn Shores .... director: action footage (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James G. Stewart .... rerecording (as James G.Stewart)
Richard Van Hessen .... recorded by
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Edith Conrad .... stand-in: Ethel Barrymore (uncredited)
Barbara Gray .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Mal Merrihugh .... stand-in: Cary Grant (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-7 (2004) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1997) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #10039) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Screenwriter Clifford Odets was stunned when he was first told of the upcoming picture. He recalled, "It was about a 19 year old boy with pimples whose two desires are to have a girl friend and to get a new suit of clothes. 'Are you sure it's right for Cary Grant?' I said. It seemed they were, so I had to change the concept of the book considerably."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ernie is carrying Aggie's cello, the angle at which he holds the cello changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Aggie Hunter:Don't worry for me. I'm here if you need me. I can't help my own nature. If I love you it's something I can't help, and something that I need. People are what they are and love what they love, and I don't see any sense in trying to be something else. I wouldn't trade it for a box at the opera, the thing I feel for you. And you can't change it or take it away from me. And there you are mister jack in the box.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Westminster QuartersSee more »

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25 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
The haunting music -None but the Lonely Heart, is a constant theme, 12 April 2002
Author: dr_salter from Australia

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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