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Lydia (1941)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 25 September 1941 (USA)
Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the ... See full summary »

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Julien Duvivier (story "Un Carnet de Bal"), Leslie Bush-Fekete (story "Un Carnet de Bal") (as L. Bush-Fekete) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Lydia MacMillan
Edna May Oliver ... Sarah MacMillan
Alan Marshal ... Richard Mason
Joseph Cotten ... Michael Fitzpatrick
Hans Jaray ... Frank Andre (as Hans Yaray)
George Reeves ... Bob Willard
John Halliday ... Fitzpatrick
Sara Allgood ... Mary
William Roy William Roy ... Johnny
Frank Conlan Frank Conlan ... Old Ned
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Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick, for a reunion with the men who have been in her life to reminisce about the times when they were young and courted her. In memory, each romance seemed splendid and destined for happiness, but in each case, Lydia realizes, the truth was less romantic, and ill-starred. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Story of a free woman and her romances! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in Milwaukee Sunday 19 September 1948 on WTMJ (Channel 3), followed by New York City Friday 8 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), by Baltimore Saturday 16 October 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), by Philadelphia Friday 22 October 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Boston Sunday 31 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), by Chicago Monday 8 November 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), by Los Angeles Sunday 21 November 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), by Atlanta Wednesday 28 December 1948 on WSB (Channel 8), by Dayton Sunday 27 March 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), and by Cincinnati Friday 20 May 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942. See more »

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Touching
16 August 2004 | by doublebay311See all my reviews

It is almost 20 years ago, I saw this movie at TV.. and it still break my heart now.. Very touching. The ending is so unforgettable.. I could clearly remember the story, and the ENDING.. so sad, Lydia is so lovely.. and she was not the only one who suffer, but also her admirers.. obviously wasting years in reaching out for love!? What is love? Did Lydia sure that she is in love with that guy? She don't even know him.. they just get together for such a short time.. well, it is very romantic.. and that is why I still remember this movie, and want to see that again.. but as I grew older.. it is not romantic to me anymore.. but still she still break my heart, cos I think it is quite hard to find someone who could so insist in love or.. her own belief? What am I talking about?


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1941 (USA) See more »

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Alexander Korda Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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