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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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
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 »
I remember Susan Hayward as my father's very favorite actress. He never said anything specific about why but when her movie was on the TV, he wouldn't budge. I feel the same way. This movie is a favorite of mine even though it breaks my heart because it shows off her beauty, her talent and does it without relying on spectacle. It relies on her eyes and her smile and her tears. The story is sad but the true loveliness of the performance is that even in her harder and unkinder moments, one sees the personality, the emotional wealth beneath and it touches the heart. I do so love this movie that I was very happy to see others share the emotional connection. Dana Andrews ain't bad either. In fact, the whole cast is great but Ms. Hayward, now there was a star. She and Barbara Stanwyck had what women today don't see on the screen. Style, substance and dimension. Wow.
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