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My Reputation (1946)

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

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

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Drama | Romance

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26 January 1946 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ginna's husband, played by John Ridghely, is named Cary Abbott, and his Lake Tahoe cabin is referred to as the Grant cabin, a probable in-joke. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Jessica Drummond: You know, it's amazing how I can learn to like martinis. It's an acquired taste like anchovies.
Maj. Scott Landis: Uh-huh.
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Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Sung by all at the Christmas party
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Irresistible suds, fine Stanwyck
10 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"My Reputation" is a good example of a certain kind of vintage Hollywood product: it's glossy, yet carries certain real truths. In beautifully modeled black and white, set in a tony upper-class milieu, and with one of Max Steiner's creamiest scores, it examines a young matron's search for autonomy, when her husband dies after a long illness. Set in 1942, it makes numerous references to the war, so possibly this post-war film was meant to allude to the loss that many wives suffered due to the war (or it was one of those films made during the war but not released for several years).

I think Barbara Stanwyck was incapable of giving a bad performance. Whatever the material, she shone and was absolutely "there." Early in the film there is a scene in which she reads a letter that her late husband had written in the knowledge that it would be read after his death, and she is devastating. There's a kind of bookend scene at the film's end when she tries to explain to her children the nature of her love for a man who has come into her life after their father's death, and again she breaks your heart. In much of that scene she is in shadow as she speaks, so that her voice alone carries the emotion.


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