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Child of Divorce (1946)

Passed | | Drama | 15 October 1946 (USA)
An eight-year-old girl is an unwilling and disturbed witness of parental quarrels in her home, and when the parents finally secure a divorce, the judge decrees that the young girl live with... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writers:

Leopold Atlas (based on the play "Wednesday's Child" by) (as Leopold L. Atlas), Lillie Hayward (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sharyn Moffett ... Roberta 'Bobby' Carter
Regis Toomey ... Ray Carter
Madge Meredith ... Joan Carter Benton
Walter Reed ... Michael Benton
Una O'Connor ... Nora, the Maid
Doris Merrick ... Louise Norman
Harry Cheshire ... Judge
Selmer Jackson ... Dr. Sterling
Lillian Randolph ... Carrie, the Maid
Patricia Prest Patricia Prest ... Linda (as Pat Prest)
Gregory Marshall Gregory Marshall ... Freddie (as Gregory Muradian)
George McDonald George McDonald ... Donnie
Patsy Converse Patsy Converse ... Betty
Ann Carter ... Peggy Allen
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Storyline

An eight-year-old girl is an unwilling and disturbed witness of parental quarrels in her home, and when the parents finally secure a divorce, the judge decrees that the young girl live with her mother for eight months and her father the other four months. The divided life affects her both mentally and physically. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hija del divorcio See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The harsh realities of a divorce
22 November 2002 | by bowiebksSee all my reviews

No traditional happy ending here, in this clear-eyed and very unsentimental look at the effects of a divorce on a sensitive young girl. The very bleak ending took me by surprise, and the performance of Sharyn Moffett in the title role is terrific. This was Richard Fleischer's first film as a director. Well worth your time!


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