In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus Parkington. He moves them to New York, tries to remake her into a society woman, and establishes their home among the wealthiest of New York's high society. Family and social life is not always peaceful, however, and she guides us, in flashbacks, through the rises and falls of the Parkington family fortunes.
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November 1944 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Ann Codee
(Madame Dupont), George Davis
(French Policeman) and Frank Reicher
(French Doctor). It is possible that their scenes, if filmed at all, were only for the European version (see alternate versions), since their character names suggests a French setting. A contemporary news item also listed Donna Reed
, Nana Bryant
and Dewey Robinson
as cast members, but they were not seen in the movie. See more
During a closeup of Maitre D, in the scene where newlywed Mr. and Mrs. Parkington arrive at the hotel in New York, the chambermaid with the bed warmer is seen exiting the room behind the welcoming Maitre D. In the next shot the maid is once again leaving the room. See more
Susie 'Sparrow' Parkington
Why did you marry me?
Major Augustus Parkington
Life was too simple without you.
In the European released version, Cecil Kellaway
was replaced by 'Hugo Haas' and the role was changed to "Balkan King." Also, Tala Birell
's character was changed to simply "Countess" instead of "Lady Norah Ebbsworth." Three actors in casting call lists but who were not in the U.S. print (Ann Codee
, George Davis
and Frank Reicher
may also have been in this version (see the trivia section.) See more
Featured in Twenty Years After
Home on the Range
Music by Daniel E. Kelley
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley
Sung a cappella by Dan Duryea See more