The son of a wealthy Maine shipping magnate causes a crisis in the family when he announces that he wants a career in music rather than in the family business.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Kate Fernald
Robert Hutton ...
Christopher Fortune
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Clarissa 'Rissa' Fortune
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Jake Bullard
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Capt. Fortune
Helena Carter ...
Dora Drake
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Max Lieberman
Henry Stephenson ...
Wellington Drake
Olive Blakeney ...
Mrs. Fernald
Harry Shannon ...
Capt. Rogers
Janet Shaw ...
Penny
Emil Rameau ...
Alfred Stern
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Dr. Weber
Lilian Fontaine ...
Aunt Melinda (as Lillian Fontaine)
Houseley Stevenson ...
George
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The son of a wealthy Maine shipping magnate causes a crisis in the family when he announces that he wants a career in music rather than in the family business.

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REVILED by a scheming woman! ABUSED by a selfish bride! IN BONDAGE to a man of iron! TAUNTED by one of her kind! (original poster) See more »

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3 May 1947 (USA)  »

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Aionia melodia  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Universal announced that they wanted Ferde Grofé Sr. to write a symphony for the picture. It's unknown whether he wrote anything, but the concert piece actually featured is "New England Symphony" based on the music from "Lydia" (1941). See more »

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New England Symphony
Music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Miklós Rózsa
Music Adapted from Rózsa's score for Lydia (1941)
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attempt at copying the Gainsborough films from England
2 August 2013 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This American attempt to copy the style and contents of those British Gainsborough period pieces starring the likes of James Mason, Stewart Granger, Margaret Lockwood and Phyllis Calvert among others.. Only this time the coast of Maine is standing in for Cornwall, beautiful and wasted Ella Raines stands in for Margaret Lockwood, the not so memorable Robert Hutton is replacing either Mr Mason or Mr Granger and Phyllis Calvert is standing in for Phyllis Calvert in her first of only a few unsuccessful American movies. It's another period piece about a rich American family and a beloved servant who endears herself to them and the beautiful but nasty rich woman who marries into the family. The oxygen is supplied in support by the now forgotten stunning Miss Helena Carter of INVASION FROM MARS fame. She with her striking good looks and overly sophisticated voice adds a bit of nastiness and snobbery to the whole proceedings as that rich nasty woman. But the film just doesn't work.


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