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The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 23 December 1948 (USA)
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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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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O Poder da Inocência  »

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The role of Evelyn Blake was offered to Norma Shearer. See more »

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When Alexis Smith and Ted Donaldson are riding home, they are in a post-war De Soto Taxicab. But in the stock footage selected to show the taxi driving up to the front of their house, it is a pre-war model, about ten years older. See more »

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wonderfully tender film
13 June 2004 | by (l.a.) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully done film, a very tender and sensitive story, perfectly acted and staged with great imagination. Max Steiner created a superbly melodic and emotional score which expertly brings together the psychological and emotional themes, and Karl Freund gives an excellent German expressionistic look to the fantasy sequences. One of the most unusual and captivating Hollywood films of that era. Especially enjoyable is the central performance by child actor Ted Donaldson. All of the other performances, especially Cecil Kellaways, are equally fine. An important film, sadly overlooked, with an even more important message. See it!!!


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