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Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  March 1946 (USA)
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An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »

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Donnelly - Uncle Don
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Dr. Jim Miller (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
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Judson
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Gregory Petrovich Rogozhin
Kurt Kreuger ...
Walt Wilson
Trudy Marshall ...
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Ruth Nelson ...
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An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so that her husband Bill will not be alone when she dies. After Julie dies, Bill is so grief stricken, he shuts out everyone in his life, even Hitty. Hitty believes she's receiving visits from Julie who offers Hitty advice on how to make Bill happy. Unfortunately, Bill is not charmed by Hitty's efforts to care for him; he does not believe she's seen Julie and wants to send her to boarding school. Rather than leaving Bill, Hitty runs away to find Julie. After Bill hears a record Julie recorded before she died, he finally realizes he must move on with his life and with Hitty. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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On his role, Cedric Hardwicke said, "I did nothing but look at the handsome bosom of Maureen O'Hara and listening to the murmuring of her heart through a stethoscope." See more »

Quotes

Julie Beck: Hello there
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: I thought your hair would be golden
Julie Beck: Why I... well it was long long time ago. What's your name?
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: Hitty
Julie Beck: Oh that's a lovely name, mine's Julie
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: Hitty: Oh
Julie Beck: Why... don't you like it?
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: I thought your name was the Lady of Shalott.
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Version of Sentimental Journey (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 2 in D flat major
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Played at the apartment when they're watching the boats on the river
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Heartbreaking movie, but Dad needs to snap out it, NOW
13 October 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I love this movie. I saw if first during the 60's when I was a child and I always remembered the little girls name which was very strange more then anything else. Then I saw it later on and it was heartbreaking. I always cringed when I saw the way Bill treated Hittie after his wife died. She tried her best but he always seemed to blame her for the wife death. William Bendix is very engaging as the friend/uncle who sees that Hittie needs some fun her life and tries his best to help her. He even gets a book about the psychology of children. He has a very funny scene with the maid about him looking in all the pet stores for a unicorn to no avail. So he gets the book so he can find out how to tell Hittie he can't find one. A very nice sweet scene. The maid is also very helpful.

John Payne who plays the father is very good, but I wanted to tell him to snap out of it. Yes he was in mourning but he acted ridiculous treating his little girl like that and everyone else. If any character was in need of medication or therapy in a movie his character is it. But this movie was made in the 40's long before any thought of treatment for depression was used. Only when he thinks something bad happened to the little girl does he snap out of it. A very simplistic but sweet ending. Maureen O'Hara one of my favorite actors is also very good. But mostly she plays a ghost.


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