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Our Very Own (1950)

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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 ...
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Jessica Grayson ...
Kipp Hamilton ...
Gwendolyn (as Rita Hamilton)
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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 search of her biological mother and true identity. Written by Anonymous

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SAMUEL GOLDWYN'S unforgettable, compelling entertainment triumph!




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Release Date:

27 July 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vida de mi vida  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 11, 1951 with Farley Granger reprising his film role. See more »

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Annie's Adoption Pangs
27 September 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Our Very Own starts out presenting the average American family picture that folks would later come to expect on such shows as Leave It To Beaver and The Donna Reed Show. Parents Jane Wyatt and Donald Cook have three beautiful daughters, Ann Blyth, Joan Evans, and Natalie Wood in descending order. It's a red letter day in the family with Ann's impending graduation from high school.

The girls have their usual teen problems including a nice little rivalry between Blyth and Evans for Farley Granger. But when Evans while looking for her own birth certificate finds Blyth's adoption papers, she uses them without measuring the consequences.

The film is nice family entertainment for the time and I have to say the sentiment is kept in check for this type of film. Our Very Own got an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Recording.

But the young leads Granger and Blyth are too old and look it to be playing teens. Granger was 25 and Blyth 22. On the other hand Joan Evans was 16 and Martin Milner 19 and the script has them a year younger than Granger and Blyth. There's also a great performance by Ann Dvorak as Blyth's birth mother.

Still Ann delivers a nice performance and it really would have been nice had they given her a song to sing, maybe at the climax which is the graduation.

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