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To Each His Own (1946)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 March 1946 (USA)
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An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

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Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
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Roland Culver ...
Lord Desham
Phillip Terry ...
Alex Piersen
Bill Goodwin ...
Mac Tilton
Virginia Welles ...
Liz Lorimer
Victoria Horne ...
Nurse Daisy Gingras
Griff Barnett ...
Daniel Norris
Alma Macrorie ...
Belle Ingram
Billy Ward ...
Gregory - Younger (as Bill Ward)
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Willard Robertson ...
Dr. Hunt
Arthur Loft ...
Bernadock Clinton
Virginia Farmer ...
Mrs. Cora Clinton
Doris Lloyd ...
Miss Pringle
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Storyline

During World War I, small-town girl Josephine Norris has an illegitimate son by an itinerant pilot. After a scheme to adopt him ends up giving him to another family, she devotes her life to loving him from afar. Written by Mark Foltz <foltz@triton.wustl.edu>

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Ginger Rogers wrote that Leland Hayward first offered her the role of Josephine Norris. Rogers read the script and asked herself if she wanted to play the mother of a twenty-year-old man who is preparing to go off to war. She turned down the role and later regretted it when Olivia de Havilland won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Rogers also turned down The Snake Pit (1948), which Olivia also accepted and was nominated for another Oscar. Rogers wrote: "It seemed Olivia knew a good thing when she saw it. Perhaps Olivia should thank me for such poor judgment". See more »

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What a celebration of motherhood!
11 October 2004 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

The title of the movie was misleading,but as a huge fan of Ms. de Havilland, I watched this movie. It was a very tender story of the enduring and endearing love a mother had for her child.

It brought to mind the contrast of today's societal views of unwed mothers(as it were).

The story made me even more grateful to have 3 wonderful sons.

I would love watch this movie with my mom and my five sister,on the day before mothers' day. What a good way to have your 'tears jerked'! What a celebration of motherhood!

I will be happy when it is released on DVD. Hopefully very soon.


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