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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 overview, first billed only:
Kent Smith ...
Lewis H. Wengler
Lois Wheeler ...
Mary Jane
Martha Winters
Robert Keith ...
Henry Winters
Karin Booth ...
Miriam Ball
Todd Karns ...
Her Escort (as Tod Karns)
Phillip Pine ...
Sergeant Lucey
Martha Mears ...
Nightclub Singer
Edna Holland ...
Dean Whiting
Usher at Football Game
Marietta Canty ...
Barbara Woodell ...
Red Cross receptionist


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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Release Date:

21 January 1950 (USA)  »

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Angst vor der Schande  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on August 28, 1950 with Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews reprising their film roles. See more »


Walt Dreiser: Know what darling?
Eloise Winters: What?
Walt Dreiser: You have such aristocratic eyes, even if they are filled with tears.
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Spoofed in Polyester (1981) See more »


My Foolish Heart
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Martha Mears
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My Favorite Tearjerker
11 March 2003 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

One of the most romantic, sad films you'll ever see. Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews are wonderful in this classic film. I've seen it a dozen times and never fail to tear up at the end.

Don't miss this one!

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