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Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | | Drama | 14 October 1950 (USA)
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his ... See full summary »

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A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Final film of Billy Bevan. See more »

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When Susan walks through the camp at the base of the mountain, the filming crew is briefly reflected on a car window. A man wears a white t-shirt while another is wearing a checked shirt. See more »

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Phyllis Horn: I'd like to speak my peace before I go.
Bob Duffy: Just so you keep it under a thousand words.
Phyllis Horn: Only two words. I'm scared. I mean it, Duffy. Ever since I sold my first script for five dollars I've been fighting to get to the top. Stepped all over people. Been ruthless, conniving. Fought like a man in a man's world and I made it. But I don't want to lose you, Duffy. 'Cause this is home plate. If I lose you I'll roam around like a homeless alley cat with no place to come back to. Don't throw me out.
Bob Duffy: Why is ...
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I Get a Kick out of You
Written by Cole Porter
Played often during the Phyllis Horn segment
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Clone of A Letter to 3 Wives..but WORKS!!
12 January 2004 | by (Fords,NJ) – See all my reviews

Spin offs, copy cats clones, Three Secrets is easily compared to its earlier & far better film A Letter To 3 Wives Basically both plots involve 3 women in a quandry.or a dilemma..in 3 Wives .one of their husbands has run away with another woman (Miss Addie Ross).. who which ? stream of conciousness flashbacks..witty & brilliantly directed by Joseph L.Mankiewiecz a superb cast & even better supporting cast "Letter "is one of the all time great films.."Tree Secrets 3 women face another dilemma, a boy is involved in a plane crash in the mountains. Boy was adopted by parents who were killed in crash..Boy survives crash 3 women gave birth to a boy same day..& gave up for adoption to the same shelter..Whos child is this? Does anyone care.?Yes it is agood film very a sorbing & very well acted. 3very good actresses Eleanor Parker Patricia Neal & Ruth Roman are the 3 women in despair,,and give very fine performances.Direction is very good also by future Oscar winner Robert Wise.. but a lot is borrowed from "Letter" the basic 3 women plot, the miasma, and the stream of concsiousness flashbacks.They worked well for "Letter" & work well here also... but the conclusion is smaltzy & the film lacks the wit and intelligence of its predecessor.. Worth seeing.. a "Chick" flick & some good actors involved..but Letter to 3 Wives is an original & a masterpiece !!


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