My Reputation (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 January 1946 (USA)
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A recent widow meets an army major while skiing and despite pressures from friends and family becomes romantically involved with him.



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Complete credited cast:
George Brent ...
Warner Anderson ...
Lucile Watson ...
Mrs. Mary Kimball
John Ridgely ...
Cary Abbott
Ginna Abbott
Jerome Cowan ...
George Van Orman
Esther Dale ...
Scotty Beckett ...
Kim Drummond
Bobby Cooper ...
Keith Drummond
Leona Maricle ...
Riette Van Orman
Mary Servoss ...
Cecil Cunningham ...
Mrs. Stella Thompson
Janis Wilson ...
Penny Boardman
Ann E. Todd ...
Gretchen Van Orman (as Ann Todd)


Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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Of all the dramatic triumphs from Warners this one is the greatest!


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Release Date:

26 January 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Minha Reputação  »

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1.37 : 1
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Filmed in 1943, not released until 1946. See more »


When Jess (Barbara Stanywck) gets behind Major Landis (George Brent) on his skis, she is holding her ski poles. In the next scene, she doesn't have them. A bit later, they are in her right hand, and then go missing again. See more »


Ginna Abbott: It isn't only the body that breaks down, Jess. The mind can go too, you know.
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Sudser with Stanwyck as a widow
11 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A young widow is criticized for trying to build a new life in "My Reputation," a 1946 film starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Lucile Watson, and Eve Arden. Some time after Stanwyck's husband dies from a protracted illness, the lonely and devastated woman goes on a skiing trip and meets an army major, played by George Brent. She falls in love with him, but gossip circulates about her and affects two sons.

The film is dated, but Stanwyck is wonderful in an emotional role of a woman who all her life was cowed by her mother's ideas of convention and always afraid to stand up for herself. Brent is okay as her leading man, but if he was supposed to be this love 'em and leave 'em type, he didn't pull it off. He seems too staid. Eve Arden has a small role that perhaps was cut down - she has very little to do and disappears for the last half of the film. It's strange because she seemed to be encouraging the relationship, but why isn't she present to come to Jessica's defense? It's the same crowd of friends, so it's odd that she's missing.

This is an entertaining film with an excellent performance by Stanwyck.

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