The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
"Letter to Loretta" (original title)

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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

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Stars: Loretta Young, James Philbrook, Tracy Stratford
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Katie Holstrom leaves the farm to become a nurse, but is sidetracked into domestic service, romance, and politics.

Director: H.C. Potter
Stars: Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England town with a plan to build a children's hospital. They enlist the help of several colorful characters in achieving their dream ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman tries to save her husband, a prosecutor, from a man who is threatening to blackmail him using letters he has written to an ex-mistress.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Loretta Young, Franchot Tone, Lewis Stone
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel (Cary Grant) arrives, but his guidance isn't about fundraising.

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven
Medic (1954–1956)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Highlights the personal and professional lives of a group of doctors and surgeons headed by Dr. Konrad Styner. One of the first medical shows on TV that paid strict attention to detail, and... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Boone, Mary Stewart, Robert Stevenson
The Stranger (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young
Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Cavalcade of America documented historical events using stories of individual courage, initiative and achievement, often with feel-good dramatizations of the human spirit's triumph against all odds.

Stars: James Seay, Richard Gaines, Raymond Greenleaf
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With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel
Drama | Romance
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A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Warren William, Loretta Young, Wallace Ford
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Jack Thornton has trouble winning enough at cards for the stake he needs to get to the Alaska gold fields. His luck changes when he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog that is part wolf to keep ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
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An out-of-work husband (Norman Foster) resents his wife (Loretta Young) being the breadwinner in the family.

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, Norman Foster, Aline MacMahon
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.

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In 1972, Loretta Young sued NBC for violating her contract in allowing reruns of 'Letter to Loretta (1953)' (better known as Loretta Young) to be shown, wherein audiences might have ridiculed her gowns and hairstyles, which were by then 10 or even 20 years out of date. The court awarded her more than a half-million dollars. See more »

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great show in reruns
14 March 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This show has been running in reruns on a Christian station for some years now (since maybe 2004) and it really is a good show. Ms. Young was able to really show the real depth of her talent for possibly the first time, in all kinds of roles, which is what she loved about the series, that she could do all kinds of parts, in the abbreviated 30 minute anthology format. There are a few episodes that are extra special, in which she plays a nun (same character in at least 2 shows) and you can really tell she wanted to pay tribute to them. They are both set in a hospital and really have not dated. In another, she is a lady who befriends a little Oriental boy and thinks he has cheated her; when she discovers he has not she feels awful. It is one of her best acting scenes ever. Also another episode in which she loses her husband in the war, falls in love again, and then the husband comes back. It was set in a beach setting and her performance (with her regular co star, John Newland I think his name is) is a great one. Also a performance from I think the early 60s, she is a teacher in love with her principal, and is accused of an affair. She has a lot of facial props to make her look unattractive and this half hour is probably the best acting she ever did. You really see the depth of her talent in this show and the shows are upbeat, realistic, but make you typically feel better or make you think of their topic. She did a great job, as she was not only the principal actor, she also was the principal director. It really was Loretta Young's show.


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