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Invitation (1952)

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Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her.

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Daniel I. 'Dan' Pierce
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Ellen Bowker Pierce
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Maud Redwick
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Simon Bowker
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Dr. Warren Pritchard
Michael Chekhov ...
Dr. Fromm
Lisa Golm ...
Agnes, the Maid
Diane Cassidy ...
Molly Eaton
Stapleton Kent ...
George, the Gardener
Barbara Ruick ...
Sarah
Norman Field ...
Arthur, the Chauffeur
Matt Moore ...
Paul, the Butler
Pat Conway ...
Bill (as Patrick Conway)
Alex Gerry ...
Professor Redwick
Lucille Curtis ...
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Always believing she had a happy marriage, a young wife's trust in her husband is shaken when she discovers that her father had paid him to marry her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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7 August 1952 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Geborgtes Glück  »

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The haunting theme music by Bronislau Kaper was actually introduced two years earlier in MGM's A Life of Her Own (1950), but became a jazz standard under the title Invitation, especially associated with tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. See more »

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Ellen: There is something much more important than keeping alive, and that is knowing that you have lived.
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VERY GOOD"CHICK FLICK"
1 March 2002 | by (Fords,NJ) – See all my reviews

I hate this expression, because I dont categorize film by gender, etc. a good movie is a good movie thats it However, it is appropriate to use in this case.... A very good film never heard of/ once again, Thank You TCM.... another sleepless night... I got hooked immediately. Dorothy McGuire was such a special actress, always good !! beautiful and elegant, this film was geared for her special talents..Beautiful MGM production, with excellent cast, Van Johnson as the husband, who must eventually proove his love; Ruth Roman, in a very "bitchy" role,, as the "other woman", with a twist,, she plays this role extremely well also; and Louis Calhern as the very rich aristocratic overloving father. Good cast / good storyline/ started at 2AM in my area, could not get back to sleep, and my VCR was not on.. Glad I watched... Dorothy McGuire was a treasure!!


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