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Close to My Heart (1951)

 -  Drama  -  October 1951 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Fay Bainter ...
Mrs. Morrow
Howard St. John ...
I.O. Frost
Mary Beth Hughes ...
Ann Morrison ...
Mrs. Barker
James Seay ...
Everett C. Heilner / Edward C. Hewitt
Baby John Winslow ...
Baby Danny (as Baby John)
Eddie Marr ...
Taxi Driver Dunne


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October 1951 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 2, 1953 with Ray Milland reprising his film role. See more »

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What a mean adoption agency!
18 July 1999 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty good little film about a couple adopting a baby. It works best when it is looking at the couple at home dealing with the new child, or when they adopt a puppy as a substitute. This is all quite charming and although Gene Tierney is a little cloyingly sweet at times (and I might add ravishingly beautiful), Ray Milland is very good. Where the film is less successful is when it traces Milland's search for the baby's real parents - this all becomes a tad melodramatic. And Fay Bainter's oh-so-well-meaning adoption agency supervisor comes over as so mean and heartless in her treatment of Tierney that the film becomes unbelievable. She tortures the poor woman! Milland's final impassioned monologue to Bainter is impossible for any actor to play but Milland has a good stab at it. Overall very entertaining.

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