Boston spinster Charlotte has had her life controlled entirely by her mother; a wealthy mother, Mrs. Henry Vale. Feeling despondent, she's convinced to spend some time in a sanitarium. Soon, Charlotte's transformed into a sophisticated, confident woman. On a cruise to South America, Charlotte meets, and begins a torrid affair with Jerry Durrance, a married architect. 6 months later, she returns home, and confronts her mother with her independence. One day, after a brief argument, her mother has a heart attack and dies. Charlotte inherits the Vale fortune but feels guilty for her mother's death. She returns to the sanitarium, where she befriends a depressed, young adolescent, named Tina. The young girls' depression brought on by having been rejected by her mother; Charlotte's former lover, Jerry's wife. Charlotte takes Tina home to Boston with her
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
LOVE DOESN'T ASK QUESTIONS...it takes what it wants.! (original print ad)
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 17 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Wichita Saturday 6 October 1956 on KAKE (Channel 10), in Cincinnati Sunday 14 October 1956 on WKRC (Channel 12), in Salt Lake City Monday 7 January 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), in Phoenix Monday 14 January 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12), and in Boston Sunday 20 January 1957 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more
The way Charlotte holds the tennis racket changes between shots. See more
I thought you came up here to have a nervous breakdown.
Well, I've decided not to have one... if it's all the same to you.
Referenced in M*A*S*H: Major Ego
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
Variation in the score when the Statue of Liberty is onscreen See more