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B.F.'s Daughter (1948)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  2 April 1948 (USA)
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Wealthy Polly Fulton marries a progressive scholar whose attitudes toward capitalism and acquired wealth puts their marriage in jeopardy.

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Pauline 'Polly' Fulton Brett
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Thomas W. 'Tom' Brett
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Burton F. 'B.F.' Fulton
Richard Hart ...
Robert S. 'Bob' Tasmin III
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Martin Delwyn 'Marty' Ainsley
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'Apples' Sandler
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Gladys Fulton
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The Sailor
Barbara Laage ...
Eugenia Taris, Tom's dutch Girl
Thomas E. Breen ...
Maj. Isaac Riley, Pilot
Fred Nurney ...
Jan, Fulton's Butler
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Polly Fulton is the only daughter of rich industrialist B.F. Fulton. She is about to marry the man of her dreams, attorney Robert Tasmin, when she meets the intellectual Thomas Brett. They fall in love and soon they marry. Brett has always been opposed to the lavish lifestyle of the rich, and the anger he feels, when he realizes that he has through his marriage become one of the wealthy, is turned against his wife. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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From the Best-Selling Book !

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Drama | Romance

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2 April 1948 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 11, 1950 with Barbara Stanwyck reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

'Apples' Sandler: You can tell how a man is doing in Washington by the amount of slander they sling at him.
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played as background music at Apple's and Bob's wedding
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You'd never know the novel was controversial
9 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The original book about a tycoon's daughter marrying a left-wing economist was one of John P. Marquand's less cheerful novels. The plot had the economist taking a high-ranking civilian job in World War II while his one-time "establishment" rival joined the military and was given a dangerous assignment. Some critics attacked the book as a smack at liberals' love of country, while its defenders saw it as an antidote to wartime stories that celebrated the "common man" as the only true patriot. The movie glides over all that serious business, changing the class conflicts from serious issues to mere impediments to true love. While preserving a considerable number of the book's situations and even large chunks of its dialogue, the movie changes everything that's important, turning the couple's serious marital problems into simple misunderstandings. The result is a mostly dull romance, with Heflin and Stanwyck showing little chemistry. It would have been better if the filmmakers had gone further and turned the story into a comedy.


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