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No Sad Songs for Me (1950)

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Mary Scott learns she only has ten months to live before dying of an incurable disease. She manages to keep the news from her husband, Brad and daughter, Polly. She tries to make every ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Bradford 'Brad' Scott
Chris Radna
Polly Scott
Dr. Ralph Frene
Louise Spears
Richard Quine ...
Mona Frene
Dorothy Tree ...
Frieda Miles
Raymond Greenleaf ...
Mr. Caswell
Urylee Leonardos ...
Flora, the Maid


Mary Scott learns she only has ten months to live before dying of an incurable disease. She manages to keep the news from her husband, Brad and daughter, Polly. She tries to make every moment of her life count, but her effort is weakened by the discovery that Brad is interested in his assistant, Chris Radner. But when she learns that Brad does indeed love her and not Chris, and that Chris is leaving town, she realizes what she must do to ensure the future happiness of Brad and Polly. She persuades Chris to stay, makes a genuine friend of her and watches Polly grow towards Chris. Written by Les Adams <>

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28 April 1950 (USA)  »

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Amarga sombra  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Originally announced as a vehicle for Irene Dunne and, later, Olivia de Havilland before Margaret Sullavan signed on. See more »


Auld Lang Syne
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung at the New Year's Eve party
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beautiful tearjerker
27 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Too bad the early reviewer could not appreciate this beautifully acted melodrama. This movie is a lovely swansong for Margaret Sullavan's career - she always excelled at this kind of material(as well as wry comedy)and she is pitch perfect as the dying wife & mother . All the performers do exemplary work - Wendell Corey is winning and sympathetic as Brad; Viveca Lindfors makes a very difficult role as the other woman understandable & touching; and Natalie Wood makes young Polly a very lovable daughter. Only the hardest of hearts can watch the last scene without shedding a tear - "Polly, do you remember what your mother said when she left?" "No... I only remember she smiled" ! ---highly recommended

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