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Of Human Bondage (1946)

TV-PG | | Drama | 20 July 1946 (USA)
A medical student with a club foot falls for a beautiful but ambitious waitress. She soon leaves him, but gets pregnant and comes back to him for help.

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Edmund Goulding
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Henreid ... Philip Carey
Eleanor Parker ... Mildred Rogers
Alexis Smith ... Nora Nesbitt
Edmund Gwenn ... Athelny
Patric Knowles ... Harry Griffiths
Janis Paige ... Sally Athelny
Henry Stephenson ... Dr. Tyrell
Marten Lamont Marten Lamont ... Dunsford
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Betty Athelny
Una O'Connor ... Mrs. Foreman
Eva Moore Eva Moore ... Mrs. Gray
Richard Aherne Richard Aherne ... Emil Miller (as Richard Nugent)
Doris Lloyd ... Landlady
Bill Kennedy ... Flanagan
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A medical student with a club foot falls for a beautiful but ambitious waitress. She soon leaves him, but gets pregnant and comes back to him for help.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

20 July 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropini douleia See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Enduring drama's second screen incarnation; a decent try...
4 October 2008 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

W. Somerset Maugham's tragic story about a medical student in late 1800s London who is used and abused by a coarse, common waitress--one who has a habit of flirting with the wrong kind of men (she gets used, too). These two characters take turns debasing themselves and insulting each other, but a persistent question is never really answered: just what does the future doctor see in this woman? As played by Eleanor Parker, mercurial Mildred is childishly trampy and silly instead of dangerous; Parker switches her snarling anger on and off at whim, and when she pouts she sticks her chin out like a punished adolescent. As her would-be paramour, Paul Henreid (probably too old for the part, but not bad) has two expressions: a beaming, boyish smile and a thin-lipped, painful sort of incredulity. When he's chatting up a patient at the hospital or getting to know womanly authoress Alexis Smith, Henreid seems right at home, but his scenes with Parker don't quite come off. Story was previously filmed in 1934, and again in 1964, but this is the weakest variation, with little visual style, a skittering narrative, and uneven performances overall. ** from ****


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