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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred K. Begley
Annie Rawlins
Gerald Kean
Mrs. Palfrey
Dr. Robert Palfrey
Helen Williams
Frank Hutchins
District Attorney
Stephanie Rawlins
Carleton G. Young ...
Henry Palfrey
Prof. George Carter
Bill Parker


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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Release Date:

10 January 1952 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Das Herz einer Mutter  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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An uncredited Busby Berkeley directed the musical sequence where Joan Blondell sings "Daddy" See more »


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


Written by Bobby Troup
Sung by Joan Blondell
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A First Rate Tear-Jerker
22 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you LOVE a tear-jerker then have the tissues ready. This one will have you bawling. It tugs at the heart strings and doesn't let go. If you love movies that involve high emotional soap opera drama then this movie is for you. The ending wraps everything up into a beautiful neat package and I love this movie. I wish it were out on DVD. Jane Wyman give a very convincing performance. The children will break your heart. This kind of soap opera is no longer made and is definitely a chick flick. I never tire of watching this film and certainly recommend it to all of you. If any of you have ever watched "About Mrs. Leslie" with Shirley Booth and loved it then you'll probably love this one too.

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