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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Did You Know?
This was featured in the movie "Summer of 42". Benjy and his friends spend the summer on an island and during this summer see this movie. Yet this movie wasn't released until October 1942. See more
At one point when Charlotte and Jerry have a drink, the way she holds her drink and cigarette changes several times between shots. See more
Thanks to you. Oh, so many, many thanks to you.
Oh, for walking my legs off sight-seeing, and for lunch and for shopping and, for a few moments today when I actually felt alive.
Featured in The Mirror Has Two Faces
Night and Day
Written by Cole Porter
Played offscreen on piano at the pre-concert party See more