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Release Date:
12 March 1946 (USA) See more »
A Great Picture! You'll Thrill to Every Moment! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
De Havilland To Be Honored by Hollywood
 (From WENN. 7 November 2005)

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What a celebration of motherhood! See more (36 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Olivia de Havilland ... Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)

Mary Anderson ... Corinne Piersen
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)

Frank Faylen ... Babe

Willard Robertson ... Dr. Hunt

Arthur Loft ... Bernadock Clinton
Virginia Farmer ... Mrs. Cora Clinton

Doris Lloyd ... Miss Pringle

Clyde Cook ... Mr. Harkett

Ida Moore ... Miss Claflin
Mary Young ... Mrs. Nix

John Lund ... Captain Bart Cosgrove / Gregory Pierson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Phyllis Adair ... Impatient Young Woman (uncredited)
Jean Andren ... Woman Companion (uncredited)
Gordon Arnold ... American Lt. Flyer (uncredited)

Frank Baker ... British Businessman (uncredited)

Walter Baldwin ... Sam Foreman (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Balloon Vendor (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Waiter (uncredited)

Lee Bennett ... American Lt. Flyer (uncredited)

Edward Biby ... Game Spectator (uncredited)

Gladys Blake ... Lorena (uncredited)

Harlan Briggs ... Dr. McLaughlin (uncredited)
Sandra Brodheim ... Bany Griggsy (uncredited)
Sharon Brodheim ... Baby Griggsy (uncredited)
George Broughton ... Hiccougher (uncredited)

George M. Carleton ... Mayor (uncredited)
Bruce Carruthers ... English Lieutenant (uncredited)
Douglas Carter ... Sgt. Squeaker (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Mobster (uncredited)

Jack Rube Clifford ... Policeman (uncredited)

Chester Clute ... Clarence Ingham (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Man at Dance (uncredited)

Tex Cooper ... Man at Dance (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Anne Curson ... Waitress (uncredited)
Sidney D'Albrook ... Man at G.A.R. Hall (uncredited)
Gary Delmar ... American Lt. Flyer (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Mobster (uncredited)
Anthony Ellis ... Messenger Boy (uncredited)

Herbert Evans ... Railroad Station Attendant (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... Customer (uncredited)

Julia Faye ... (uncredited)

Almeda Fowler ... Sara (uncredited)
Howard Gardiner ... Corinne's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Billy Gray ... Billy Ingham (uncredited)

Gary Gray ... Casey Ingham (uncredited)
Joe Guccione ... American Lt. Flyer (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ... Auld Lang Syne Pedestrian (uncredited)
Joy Harington ... Petty Officer Wren (uncredited)

Louis Jean Heydt ... American Officer (uncredited)
Mary Jane Hodge ... Girl (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Porter at Reindeer Club (uncredited)
William Hunter ... Policeman (uncredited)

Kenner G. Kemp ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Clergyman (uncredited)
Lucy Knoch ... WAC (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Nolan Leary ... (uncredited)
Stella LeSaint ... Customer (uncredited)

Mary MacLaren ... Woman at G.A.R. Hall / Nurse (uncredited)
Anthony Marsh ... American Sergeant (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Porter (uncredited)
John Meredith ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Ray Milland ... Himself - Trailer Narrator (uncredited)

James Millican ... Lt. Flyer (uncredited)

Ottola Nesmith ... Dora (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ... Rangy Cockney Sergeant (uncredited)
Paul Oman ... American Lt. Flyer (uncredited)
Manuel París ... Man at Dance (uncredited)

Gigi Perreau ... Virgie Ingham (uncredited)
Reed Porter ... American Lt. Flyer (uncredited)
Clara Reid ... Ida (uncredited)
John Rogers ... Cockney Cabbie (uncredited)
Allen Schute ... British Army Captain / Headwaiter (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Lew Short ... Clerk (uncredited)
Reginald Simpson ... Club Manager (uncredited)

Will Stanton ... Funny Little Waiter (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Soldier at Reindeer Club (uncredited)
Eleanor Taylor ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Beverly Thompson ... WAC (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Customer (uncredited)

Max Wagner ... Bootlegger (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Checkroom Woman (uncredited)
Crane Whitley ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ... Woman (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Man at Dance (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Bill McNair (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ... Customer (uncredited)
Richard Woodruff ... English Soldier with Tin Pan (uncredited)

Directed by
Mitchell Leisen 
Writing credits
Charles Brackett (screenplay) and
Jacques Théry (screenplay) (as Jacques Thery)

Charles Brackett (story)

Dodie Smith  uncredited

Produced by
Charles Brackett .... producer
Original Music by
Victor Young 
Cinematography by
Daniel L. Fapp (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
Art Direction by
Roland Anderson 
Hans Dreier 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
James M. Walters Sr.  (as James M. Walters)
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Norbert A. Myles .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John R. Coonan .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Cope .... sound recordist
Don McKay .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Gordon Jennings .... special photographic effects
Loyal Griggs .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Devereaux Jennings .... special photographic effects: miniatures (uncredited)
Paul K. Lerpae .... special optical effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Haskell B. Boggs .... second camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Philip Wisdom .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Gladys Percey .... research director (uncredited)
Dorothy Robinson .... research assistant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

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122 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

This was Olivia de Havilland's first film role in three years. She was suspended by Warner Brothers when she filed suit against the studio on August 23, 1943, and was officially fired by the studio after she won her suit by unanimous decision on December 8, 1944. Because of this lawsuit and her reputation as a perfectionist, de Haviland was labeled "difficult" in show business, temporarily making her an undesirable choice for many producers.See more »
Factual errors: When Captain Cosgrove shuts off the power to his biplane it continues to glide on a level path. Biplanes have very high drag because they have two wings and all the supports in between. The plane would have started to fall toward the ground, not continue on. The clouds in the background show a level path of travel.See more »
Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris:And we're alone.
Lord Desham:Oh, one does make a choice, of course. One slams the door on one's mind - at least I did. Slammed it and shut all the bolts.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo)See more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
What a celebration of motherhood!, 11 October 2004
Author: cjohnso8 from united states

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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