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Ayn Rand (screenplay)
Christopher Massie (novel)
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Release Date:
26 October 1945 (USA) See more »
Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more »
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Rand rewrites Massie -- and Rostand! See more (25 total) »


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Jennifer Jones ... Singleton

Joseph Cotten ... Alan Quinton

Ann Richards ... Dilly Carson

Cecil Kellaway ... Mac

Gladys Cooper ... Beatrice Remington

Anita Louise ... Helen Wentworth

Robert Sully ... Roger Morland

Reginald Denny ... Defense Counsel Phillips

Ernest Cossart ... Bishop

Byron Barr ... Derek Quinton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Allen ... Farmer (uncredited)
Conrad Binyon ... Boy in Library (uncredited)
Nina Borget ... Italian Waitress (uncredited)
Matthew Boulton ... Judge (uncredited)
Clifford Brooke ... Cart Driver (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Postman (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Dodd (uncredited)

Catherine Craig ... Jeanette Campbell (uncredited)

Louise Currie ... Clara Foley (uncredited)
Mary Field ... Nurse in Italy (uncredited)
Helena Grant ... Attendant (uncredited)
Ethyl May Halls ... Mary (uncredited)

Lumsden Hare ... Mr. Quinton (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Mrs. Quinton (uncredited)

Arthur Hohl ... Jupp (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Italian Innkeeper (uncredited)

Katie Johnson ... Nurse (uncredited)
Connie Leon ... Nurse (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... Young Man at Party (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)

James Millican ... Jim Connings (uncredited)

Ottola Nesmith ... Elderly Nurse (uncredited)

'Snub' Pollard ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)
Constance Purdy ... Old Hag (uncredited)

Ian Wolfe ... Vicar (uncredited)

Directed by
William Dieterle 
Writing credits
Ayn Rand (screenplay)

Christopher Massie (novel "Pity My Simplicity") (as Chris Massie)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Victor Young 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anne Bauchens 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
Set Decoration by
Ray Moyer 
Sam Comer (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard McWhorter .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Johnson .... sound recordist
Don McKay .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Loyal Griggs .... process photography assistant (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects assistant (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Homer Plannette .... gaffer (uncredited)
Harry Webb .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
David O. Selznick .... artists by arrangement with: Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten
Geoffrey Steele .... technical advisor
Victor Stoloff .... dialogue director
Montfort F. Creves .... technical advisor: hospital scenes (uncredited)
Gladys Percey .... research director (uncredited)
Dorothy Robinson .... research assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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101 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 24, 1949 with Joseph Cotten reprising his film role.See more »
Continuity: Dilly Carson relates to Alan Quinton that she found Singleton sitting by the fireplace with a bloody knife and a letter from which Dilly quotes the signature line, "I think of you my dearest as the distance promise of beauty". But during the climactic flashback, we see the letter with that very line burning in the fireplace.See more »
Singleton:I think very few people are happy. They wait all their lives for something to happen to them - something great and wonderful. They don't know what it is but they wait for it. Sometimes it never happens. What they want is the kind of spirit I found in those letters. A spirit that makes life beautiful. I love that man. I loved him more than my own life. I still love him. So you see, I couldn't have loved Roger Moreland, the man I killed.See more »
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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV)See more »


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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Rand rewrites Massie -- and Rostand!, 19 May 1999
Author: Athanatos from San Diego, CA

Given the job of writing screenplays from novels, Rand takes Chris Massie's book and thoroughly rewrites it into something more like =Cyrano De Bergerac= with a happy ending! (This is in keeping with Rand's tendency to either write what she thinks someone else should have written, or about what she thinks someone else should do or have done.) And -- it works! Although subject to the same sort of dismissal by establishment critics the rest of Rand's work, this is actually a very, very good film!

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