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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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Kent Smith ...
Lewis H. Wengler
Lois Wheeler ...
Mary Jane
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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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Henry Winters: Well, I'm from the West. He'll expect me to be gruff.
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My Foolish Heart
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Martha Mears
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My Foolish Heart- Susan Hayward Triumphs Again ****
2 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I saw Susan Hayward in "My Foolish Heart," I immediately thought back to her other successes "With A Song in My Heart," and "I'll Cry Tomorrow." There are so many similarities in her acting, especially at the beginning of Foolish Heart. She even brushed her hair the same way as in "Tomorrow."

As always, Susan Hayward got the role of the troubled woman. She evokes such sympathy in this particular role as Eloise, a woman who recounts a tragic love affair at the start of World War 11.

Dana Andrews, a very fine actor, is perfect for the part of her ill-fated lover.

Special acting kudos should also go to Robert Keith for his portrayal of her understanding father. Keith was quite a good actor. He really was in top-notch films. Besides this gem, he was Barney Loomas in "Love Me or Leave Me" and the doomed father to Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone in "Written on the Wind."

Notice that the term pregnancy is not used in the film. I guess that in 1949 we didn't talk of women being pregnant while not being married.

Unfortunately, this movie would probably be regarded as corny today but 1949 was such a different world in movie history.


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