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The Blue Veil (1951)

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Fred K. Begley
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Annie Rawlins
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Gerald Kean
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Mrs. Palfrey
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Dr. Robert Palfrey
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Helen Williams
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Frank Hutchins
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Stephanie Rawlins
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Alicia
Carleton G. Young ...
Henry Palfrey
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Prof. George Carter
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Bill Parker
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Joplin
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Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges, the children of various employers, grow and soon find themselves ready to face the world. When it seems that she will be alone, the nurse finds that her 'children' have ideas of their own in regards to helping their beloved mentor. Written by alfiehitchie

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Who is the real Mother of this Child? The woman who gave it life... or the woman who gave it love?

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10 January 1952 (Portugal)  »

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Das Herz einer Mutter  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Producer Jerry Wald hoped to coax Greta Garbo out of retirement for this role. He was unsuccessful. See more »

Quotes

Louise Mason: Mrs Rawlins, I, I would like to leave if, if you could find someone to replace me.
Annie Rawlins: What's that,Louise? Why?
Louise Mason: Well, I've been meaning to say something to you about it for some time but I find it difficult.
Annie Rawlins: Well, don't you like it here? Don't you like Stephanie?
Louise Mason: Why I'd rather not go into that.
Annie Rawlins: I insist you tell me.
Louise Mason: Well, I've been on the verge of leaving before, but each time you get a new job and I postpone doing anything about it. And each time it would get worse.
Annie Rawlins: I don't understand. I thought ...
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] "Who raises a child of his own flesh lives with nature; who raises a child of another's lives with God". MERITAS See more »

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Edited into Falcon Crest: Desperation (1987) See more »

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Daddy
Written by Bobby Troup
Sung by Joan Blondell
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One of the finest "lost films."

There are several truly excellent movies that have apparently vanished from general distribution. THE BLUE VEIL sadly lies in a vault somewhere, for some unknown reason. My guess: some copyright dispute, be it literary or musical. Please, someone, "PAY THE TWO DOLLARS!"

As Louise, a governess, Jane Wyman gives a performance that is easily the equal of JOHNNY BELINDA. In two scenes alone, Miss Wyman could, and does, wring tears from a stone. She is supported by a fine cast which includes Joan Blondell, Charles Laughton and Natalie Wood. Performances which are of this caliber should not be allowed to disappear, unknown and unappreciated.

This was an RKO release, which spells TED TURNER. Why don't we bring pressure to bear where it counts? THE BLUE VEIL deserves to be seen.


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