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
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 10, 1943 with Paul Henreid
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Nurse Dora tells Charlotte she's going up to "the floor above" Mrs. Vale's room (the third floor) to pack her things. However, Mrs. Vale tells Charlotte that since she hired a nurse she's gotten used to having someone sleep on the same floor as her room, i.e., the second floor. See more
[to her mother
I didn't want to be born. You didn't want me to be born. It's been a calamity on both sides.
Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (Pathétique)
, Op. 74 (1893) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
First movement (Adagio - Allegro non troppo) played at the concert
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