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My Foolish Heart (1949)

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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Lewis H. Wengler
Lois Wheeler ...
Mary Jane
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Martha Winters
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Henry Winters
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Ramona
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Miriam Ball
Todd Karns ...
Her Escort (as Tod Karns)
Phillip Pine ...
Sergeant Lucey
Martha Mears ...
Nightclub Singer
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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 led up to her split with Mary Jane, and how Lew married Eloise rather than Mary Jane. Written by Will Gilbert

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21 January 1950 (USA)  »

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Angst vor der Schande  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

J.D. Salinger so despised this adaptation of his short story "Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut" that he never again allowed any of his work to be adapted to film. See more »

Quotes

Eloise Winters: Just two puffs on a cigarette and I'll be happy.
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Connections

Spoofed in Polyester (1981) See more »

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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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