Londoners Arnold and Evelyn Boult had high hopes for the life of their son, Edward. His relatively short life ended up being one of privilege but irresponsibility. His life ended at age 23 ... See full summary »
Spinster septuagenarian Ella Bishop, on the brink of retirement from her fifty-two year career as the freshman English teacher at small town Midwestern University, her alma mater, wants to look toward the future, but can't help reflect upon her past, what brought her to this point. Although she always wanted to be a teacher and was both surprised and ecstatic when her mentor, Midwestern's then President James Corcoran, offered her the English teacher opening upon graduation, she only saw it as one short phase of her life until she got married and had a family, unlike her younger cousin, Amy Saunders, who solely needed romance and love to feel fulfilled. She thinks about the two men with who she was mutually in love and would have married if she could have if it not for one circumstance or another, and the one man whose love for her was and is unrequited, at least in the romantic sense, but who was and has always been there for her. Although never haven given birth to a child of her ...Written by
This film received its first documented telecasts in New York City Thursday 7 August 1947 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5), in Washington DC Sunday 8 February 1948 on WNBW (Channel 4), in St. Louis Sunday 23 May 1948 on KSD (Channel 5), in both Philadelphia and Baltimore Tuesday 1 June 1948 on WPTZ (Channel 3) and WBAL (Channel 11), in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Saturday 28 August 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Los Angeles Saturday 12 March 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11), and in Cincinnati Monday 12 September 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »
[Reading from J. M. Barrie's book, The Little Minister]
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
Would you mind reading that again? Just the last sentence.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story... and writes another.
I suppose that's true, isn't it? We dream dreams and... Do go on.
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Enjoyed this picture which deals with a young woman, Martha Scott,(Ella Bishop) who is bound and determined to go to college and become a teacher. Ella accomplishes her goal and is given the position of a freshman English teacher in her home town college. Edmund Quenn,(James Cocoran) "Miracle on 34th Street" who played the role as the college president and gave Ella this job at the college and grew very fond of her. Ella meets a young man and falls in love with him, however, he runs off with her sister and destroys her marriage plans and her thinking about ever getting married again. Sidney Blackmer,"Rosemary's Baby", gave a great supporting role along with Marsha Hunt. There is another romance that Ella experiences except it is with a married man and his wife will not give him a divorce, so poor Ellas has to make a big decision about which way she is going to take. William Gargan, (Sam Peters) is deeply in love with Ella and wants to marry her and stands by her when life's troubles came her way.
The sad part about this film is that Martha Scott never received an Academy Award for her great acting performance role in this picture.
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