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The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  23 December 1948 (USA)
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Evelyn and Ken Blake are about to break up their marriage and get a divorce. While she still loves him, she can not forgive his infidelity. Their son, 12-year-old Christopher, is hurt and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Evelyn Blake
Robert Douglas ...
Ken Blake
Judge Alexander Adamson
Ted Donaldson ...
Christopher Blake
Mr. Caldwell
Courtroom Attendant
Art Baker ...
Mr. Kurlick


Evelyn and Ken Blake are about to break up their marriage and get a divorce. While she still loves him, she can not forgive his infidelity. Their son, 12-year-old Christopher, is hurt and confused. The divorce suit goes to court and Ted must choose which of his parents he wants to stay with, and is unable to decide. Written by Les Adams <>

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23 December 1948 (USA)  »

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O Poder da Inocência  »

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From the Moss Hart Play
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Odd film from the 1946 play by Moss Hart, who was not involved with the film.

Alexis Smith and Robert Douglas star as a divorcing couple who try hard not to drag their son, Ted Donaldson, through their mud. The film see much of its actions through the day dreams of the boy which are set in front of his drawings. Very clever and for 1948 a new topic and somewhat cutting edge.

For Hart though this was old stuff as he had already dealt with psychoanalysis in his groundbreaking smash-hit music Lady in the Dark, which starred Gertrude Lawrence on stage and Ginger Rogers on film. But this film is not without its moments.

Co-stars include Mary Wickes, Cecil Kellaway, Harry Davenport, John Hoyt, and Lois Maxwell as the secretary.

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