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Home Before Dark (1958)

 -  Drama  -  14 January 1959 (France)
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Simmons is magnetic as Charlotte, her lovely, delicate face reflecting the inner turmoil of a woman battling for sanity after she walks out of a mental institution.

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
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Charlotte Bronn
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Arnold Bronn
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Joan Carlisle
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Jacob 'Jake' Diamond
Mabel Albertson ...
Inez Winthrop
Stephen Dunne ...
Hamilton Gregory
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Frances Barrett
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Cathy Bergner
Kathryn Card ...
Mattie
Marjorie Bennett ...
Hazel Evans
Johnstone White ...
Malcolm Southey
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Mrs. Hathaway
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A wealthy but emotionally damaged woman is released from a sanitarium a year after suffering a mental breakdown. She returns to her home, shared with her husband, stepsister, stepmother, and maid. She attempts to start her life over again, but the home environment that caused her breakdown are still there. The lack of support from those closest to her threatens her fragile recovery. Written by Anonymous

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based on novel

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No story...No drama...No performance THIS powerful has ever been seen! See more »

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Drama

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14 January 1959 (France)  »

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$1,390,000 (estimated)
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The harsh winter in Marblehead, Massachusetts proved to be a problem when filming scenes outdoors. Equipment had to be de-iced quite often, and actress Rhonda Fleming took frequent breaks, complaining that her tongue was freezing. See more »

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Some Sunday Morning
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Music by M.K. Jerome and Ray Heindorf
Played when Charlotte and Jake leave the New Year's party
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Why isn't this movie shown on cable or on home video?
28 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie for which Jean Simmons won the prestigious New York Film Critics award for best actress. It used to be shown regularly on TV in the 1960s and '70s. Those of us who remember it know it deserves to be brought out of obscurity.


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