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Director:
Writers:
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay)
Ursula Parrott (story)
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Release Date:
February 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Norma Miller Vale

Fred MacMurray ... Clifford Groves

Joan Bennett ... Marion Groves
William Reynolds ... Vinnie Groves

Pat Crowley ... Ann

Gigi Perreau ... Ellen Groves

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Rogers
Race Gentry ... Bob
Myrna Hansen ... Ruth
Judy Nugent ... Frances (Frankie) Groves
Paul Smith ... Bellboy
Helen Kleeb ... Miss Walker
Jane Howard ... Flower Girl
Frances Mercer ... Ruth Doran
Sheila Bromley ... Woman from Pasadena
Dorothy Bruce ... Sales Manager
Hermine Sterler ... Tourist's Wife
Fred Nurney ... Tourist

Hal Smith ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Byron ... Miss Byron - Saleswoman (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Waiter (uncredited)
June Clayworth ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Peter Gennaro ... Tab Show Dancer (uncredited)
Bert Holland ... Clerk (uncredited)
Ross Hunter ... Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Vonne Lester ... Junior Executive (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Pianist (uncredited)
Louise Lorimer ... Chic Lady with Dog (uncredited)
Richard Mayer ... Mr. Mayer - Customer (uncredited)
Patrick Miller ... Groom (uncredited)
Carlyle Mitchell ... Mr. Carl (uncredited)
James Rawley ... Jack - Plant Foreman (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Resort Guest (uncredited)
Loreli Vitek ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mack Williams ... Norma's Hotel Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas Sirk 
 
Writing credits
Bernard C. Schoenfeld (screenplay)

Ursula Parrott (story)

Produced by
Ross Hunter .... producer
 
Original Music by
Heinz Roemheld 
Herman Stein 
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Morgan  (as William M. Morgan)
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
Eric Orbom 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Costume Design by
Jay A. Morley Jr. (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph E. Kenney .... assistant director (as Joseph E. Kenny)
Gordon McLean .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Jack Daniels .... dialogue supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
84 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Near the end of the film, Cliff bumps the toy robot on the table, starting it walking towards the camera and he walks back to the shop window. The camera starts tracking forward and as the toy robot is walking forwards out of the shot, bottom left, the shadow of the camera falls across the toy robot.See more »
Quotes:
Ann:[to Vinnie] It's funny. I'm positive your father hasn't done a thing to be ashamed of, but, you know something, I wouldn't blame him if he had.See more »
Soundtrack:
Blue MoonSee more »

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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Sirk at his best, 30 April 2000
Author: James T. West from New York

Sirk aptly deals with basic family values and problems in a critical way, questioning the false appearance of stability and harmony of a typical American home. MacMurray's job in a toy factory provides plenty of interesting metaphors, often visual ones. In one scene Sirk even places 'Rex, the Walkie-Talkie Robot-Man' on the foreground, upstaging MacMurray and forcing a comparison between them. MacMurray's home, under the resemblance of a happy and harmonious family life, really seems like a big doll's house – MacMurray being here a sort of male 'Nora'. The happy ending seems a bit awkward or phony, but it's what audiences were taught to expect back in the 50's; no other ending would have been allowed under the infamous Production Code, then still being enforced.

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