To Each His Own (1946)

Approved  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
Roland Culver ...
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)
Willard Robertson ...
Dr. Hunt
Arthur Loft ...
Bernadock Clinton
Virginia Farmer ...
Mrs. Cora Clinton
Doris Lloyd ...
Miss Pringle


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 <>

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12 March 1946 (USA)  »

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Mutterherz  »

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1.37 : 1
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The popular 1946 Livingston-Evans song hit "To Each His Own", though inspired by the film's title, was not included in the soundtrack. The top-selling version by Eddy Howard entered the national record charts three months after the movie's premiere and was followed by other best-sellers from The Ink Spots, Freddy Martin, Tony Martin, and The Modernaires. 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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