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Our Very Own (1950)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  27 July 1950 (USA)
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Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Joan Evans ...
Joan Macaulay
Mrs. Fred (Lois) Macaulay
Mrs. Gert Lynch
Donald Cook ...
Fred Macaulay
Gus Schilling ...
Frank, TV Repairman
Jessica Grayson ...
Kipp Hamilton ...
Gwendolyn (as Rita Hamilton)
Mr. Jim Lynch


Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in search of her biological mother and true identity. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

27 July 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vida de mi vida  »

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1.37 : 1
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The main theme by 'Victor Young (I)' was published as a song, "Our Very Own", with lyrics by Jack Elliott (as Jack Elliott). See more »

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Cornpone at its best
5 July 2007 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Perpetually petulant Ann Blythe plays a middle-class girl who discovers a big family secret on her 18th birthday. Surprisingly, a few of the scenes are not 100% predictable and, occasionally, a character behaves in a way or says something that you haven't seen 1000 times in movies of this era. This must have been the movie that won Jane Wyatt her iconic role as the wife in Father Knows Best. By the time that series came around,she had it all down pat. My favorite character from the movie was ZaZa, Blythe's shallow but affluent best friend. ZaZa actually made you feel more sorry for her than you did for the main character! And she was the rich, pretty one! Did anyone else feel that Blythe was too old for this part? It's a perfectly fine melodrama with some surprises - not too many, though.

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