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Hilda Crane (1956)

| Drama | 8 May 1956 (USA)
Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

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Hilda Crane Burns
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Russell Burns
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Prof. Jacques De Lisle
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Mrs. Stella Crane
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Mrs. Burns
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Nell Bromley
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Dink Bromley
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Dr. Joe Francis
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Mr. Small
Sandee Marriott ...
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Clara - Mrs. Crane's Housekeeper (as Blossom Rock)
Jay Jostyn ...
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Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

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

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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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