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 ...
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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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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 21, 1947 with Barbara Stanwyck and George Brent reprising their film roles. Screen Guild Playhouse also did a radio adaptation on July 7, 1947. See more »


On first visit to the Majors apartment, the door opens on the left hand side, when leaving the apartment the second time the door opens on the right hand side. See more »


Jessica Drummond: How neat you are, Frank!
Frank Everett: That's what comes of being a bachelor all your life.
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Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scots air
Lyrics by Robert Burns (1788)
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My Reputation Hits A Controversial Theme ****
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck's husband dies after a 2 year illness and she is left with sons 12 and 14.

Her mother, placed excellently by Lucile Watson, wants her to wear black and continue to mourn. Within 2 scenes, mother is suggesting that she become more friendly with a family friend- a banker. Watson insists upon wearing black clothes. She marches on screen as if she is Queen Victoria. The best part is that her husband has been dead for 25 years. It is only at the end of the film that Watson offers excellent advice to her daughter and again shows the wonderful character actress traits that made her such a good thespian.

Eve Arden, as a friend of Stanwyck, is given little to do here other than comforting her and getting her to go on vacation with her and her husband only to have George Brent, as Col. Landis, enter the picture. Arden has only one wise-crack remark in this film and that is unusual for her.

Vicious gossip ensues in the town as romance buds. The boys, naturally, are adversely affected by the gossip that will invariably lead to an appropriate ending.

Despite the flaws I mentioned, the film is a good one as it deals with a problem of widowhood and children. The solution given here was quite adequate and with a fine cast, the picture rises above any criticism depicted.

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