Hilda Crane (1956)

 |  Drama  |  8 May 1956 (USA)
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Cast overview:
Hilda Crane Burns
Russell Burns
Prof. Jacques De Lisle
Judith Evelyn ...
Mrs. Stella Crane
Evelyn Varden ...
Mrs. Burns
Peggy Knudsen ...
Nell Bromley
Gregg Palmer ...
Dink Bromley
Richard Garrick ...
Dr. Joe Francis
Jim Hayward ...
Mr. Small
Sandee Marriott ...
Cab Driver
Don Shelton ...
Mr. Jensen - Caterer
Helen Mayon ...
Maureen - Hilda's Maid
Clara - Mrs. Crane's Housekeeper (as Blossom Rock)
Jay Jostyn ...


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I want to live like a man ... and still be a woman!




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Release Date:

8 May 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adiantropi amartoli  »

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"In case you don't know what 'cortisan' means, it's just a fancy word for 'tramp'!"
8 September 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Woman in her late-twenties, twice married and twice divorced, leaves behind New York City for her small hometown, moving back in with her eternally-disappointed mother; immediately upon her arrival, she starts getting marriage proposals...unfortunately, the man she chooses to be Husband No. #3 is a mamma's boy. Glossy, fairly enjoyable soaper from the play by Samson Raphaelson, although we never quite get a grip on Jean Simmons' Hilda Crane, who is alternately haughty, overwrought, idealistic yet aloof (she wants her happily-ever-after, though she needs to be supported financially as well). Hilda's taste in men seems to be her biggest hurdle--perhaps in place of the tall, thin, men's catalogue type, she should try for one of the construction workers over at her fiancé's job site? These assembly-line Twentieth Century-Fox potboilers never seemed to work out that way, making "Hilda Crane" another predictable 'woman's picture' from the '50s, occasionally engaging but nothing special or memorable. **1/2 from ****

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