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Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress. Unhappily married to a woman who suffers from mental... See more »

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Helen Lawrence
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Philip Chagal
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Madeleine Chagal
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Jim Holden
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Lulu
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Betty Dumont
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Nicholas
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Second Bus Driver (uncredited)
Maude Allen ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Georgie Billings ...
Boy Hiding From Policeman (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
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First Bus Driver (uncredited)
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Policeman at Pier (uncredited)
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Reverend Mr. Morris (uncredited)
Helen Brown ...
Waitress (uncredited)
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Boy Hiding from Policeman (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
George Burton ...
Bus Boy (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
Hal E. Chester ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Myrtis Crinley ...
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Frank Darien ...
Boathouse Caretaker (uncredited)
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Army Captain (uncredited)
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Man (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Bum (uncredited)
James Eagles ...
Bus Boy (uncredited)
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Assistant Manager (uncredited)
Lillian Elliott ...
Character Woman (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Coast Guard Man on Road (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ...
Bus Boy (uncredited)
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Grace Goodall ...
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Jennifer Gray ...
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Bus Boy (uncredited)
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Wealthy Man (uncredited)
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Farmer (uncredited)
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Mr. Brown (uncredited)
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George Humbert ...
Vendor at Pier (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Man Announcing End Of Strike (uncredited)
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Boy (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Waitress Who is a Grandmother (uncredited)
Jerry Marlowe ...
Groom (uncredited)
Kitty McHugh ...
Gladys, a Waitress (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Margaret McWade ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Madeline's Nurse Maid (uncredited)
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Bride (uncredited)
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James C. Morton ...
Bill, the Chef (uncredited)
Ray Nichols ...
Boy (uncredited)
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Farmer's Son (uncredited)
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Mr. Henderson, the Organist (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
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Janitor (uncredited)
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Woman (uncredited)
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Refugee Leader at Bus (uncredited)
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Mrs. Dumont's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ...
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Head Busboy (uncredited)
Stanley Taylor ...
Radio Technician (uncredited)
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Waitress (uncredited)
Bobbe Trefts ...
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Service Man (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ...
Wine Waiter (uncredited)
Ruth Warren ...
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Delmar Watson ...
Boy in Wagon (uncredited)
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Accordion Player (uncredited)

Directed by

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John M. Stahl

Written by

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James M. Cain ... (story "A Modern Cinderella")
 
Dwight Taylor ... (screenplay)
 
Herbert J. Biberman ... () (uncredited)
 
Aben Kandel ... () (uncredited)
 
Charles Kaufman ... () (uncredited)
 
John Francis Larkin ... () (uncredited)

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John M. Stahl ... producer

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Frank Skinner ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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John J. Mescall

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Milton Carruth

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Jack Otterson

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Russell A. Gausman ... (as R.A. Gausman)

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Vera West ... (gowns)
Orry-Kelly ... (uncredited)

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Joseph A. McDonough ... assistant director

Art Department

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Martin Obzina ... associate art director

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Bernard B. Brown ... sound supervisor
Joe Lapis ... sound technician (as Joseph Lapis)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Howard Greer ... gowns: Irene Dunne
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Charles Previn ... musical director / composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Ray Hoadley ... press representative (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress. Unhappily married to a woman who suffers from mental illness, he is attracted to her and they make a date to go sailing, arriving at Philip's country home just as a storm is breaking. Helen learns who he is for the first time, a celebrated-and-famous concert pianist and, falling in love with him, decides to leave before matters go further. A hurricane hits and their car is crippled by a falling tree. Rising water forces then to seek shelter in the choir loft of a church, where they spend the night. They are rescued in the morning and Helen meets Philip's wife, and learns their story. Helen and Philip meet once more, and Philip sails to Europe with his wife but promises to come back some day. Written by Les Adams

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Also Known As
  • Modern Cinderella (United States)
  • Veillée d'amour (France)
  • Huracán (Spain)
  • Quando o Outro Dia Chegou (Portugal)
  • Stormnatten (Denmark)
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Trivia After the movie came out, author James M. Cain sued Universal Pictures and director John M. Stahl for copyright violation. Although the movie was based on Cain's novel, "A Modern Cinderella," Cain claimed the filmmakers had stolen the scene where the two lovers take refuge in a church during a storm from his 1937 novel, "Serenade." Screenwriter Dwight Taylor admitted he'd taken the concept of the church scene from "Serenade," but had written an entirely new scene for the movie. The judge in the case ruled against Cain, saying there were significant differences between the book and movie scenes. The case established the legal principle of "scènes à faire" ("scenes to be written"), which states that certain concepts, settings, and devices (i.e. spy gadgets in spy novels) appear in multiple works of fiction and are therefore not subject to copyright laws. Today, the concept of "scènes à faire" is often used in software copyright cases, where certain types of programs, files, and variables appear in all software packages and cannot be copyrighted. See more »
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