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My Foolish Heart (1949)

 |  Drama  |  21 January 1950 (USA)
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After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kent Smith ...
Lewis H. Wengler
Lois Wheeler ...
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Martha Winters
Robert Keith ...
Henry Winters
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Ramona
Karin Booth ...
Miriam Ball
Todd Karns ...
Her Escort (as Tod Karns)
Phillip Pine ...
Sergeant Lucey
Martha Mears ...
Nightclub Singer
Edna Holland ...
Dean Whiting
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Usher at Football Game
Marietta Canty ...
Grace
Barbara Woodell ...
Red Cross receptionist
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After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and remembers her time with her true love, Walt Dreiser, at the beginning of the Second World War. She recalls the events that lead up to her split with Mary Jane, and how Lew married Eloise rather than Mary Jane. Written by Will Gilbert

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Angst vor der Schande  »

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This is the only film ever adapted from one of the works of fiction writer J.D. Salinger (q.v.), very loosely based on his short story "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" from the volume "Nine Short Stories". His oblique, suburban drama was turned into overt melodrama by Hollywood. He was so disappointed that he refused all further offers from Hollywood in his career, though he was offered huge amounts of money for the rights to CATCHER IN THE RYE. See more »

Quotes

Eloise Winters: If I said what I felt, I'd start to cry. And I won't cry in a cocktail lounge.
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My Foolish Heart
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Martha Mears
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my favourite film
31 January 2005 | by (england) – See all my reviews

The first time I ever saw this wonderful film I was about twelve. It was late at night and everyone else had gone to bed and I was thinking maybe I should too, but then this came on and I was hooked. I've seen this film many times since then and yet each time I watch it again it never fails to get an emotional response out of me i.e I ball my eyes out!...and us Brits have a stiff upper lip you know! They just don't make them like they used too and that's a shame.It's a great storyline, great acting and the line 'poor uncle wiggly' isn't dead in our house! Dana Andrews is yummy in it too. I cannot recommend this film strongly enough..watch it and it will always stay with you.


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