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Sentimental Journey (1946)

Approved | | Drama | March 1946 (USA)
An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Samuel Hoffenstein (screenplay), Elizabeth Reinhardt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Payne ... William O. Weatherly
Maureen O'Hara ... Julie Beck / Weatherly
William Bendix ... Donnelly - Uncle Don
Cedric Hardwicke ... Dr. Jim Miller (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Glenn Langan ... Judson
Mischa Auer ... Gregory Petrovich Rogozhin
Kurt Kreuger ... Walt Wilson
Trudy Marshall ... Ruth
Ruth Nelson ... Mrs. McMasters
Connie Marshall ... Mehitabel 'Hitty' Weatherly
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Storyline

An actress, Julie Beck, finds out that she is ill and has only a short time to live. She becomes taken with Hitty, a young orphan prone to dreaming. Julie soon decides to adopt the child so that her husband Bill will not be alone when she dies. After Julie dies, Bill is so grief stricken, he shuts out everyone in his life, even Hitty. Hitty believes she's receiving visits from Julie who offers Hitty advice on how to make Bill happy. Unfortunately, Bill is not charmed by Hitty's efforts to care for him; he does not believe she's seen Julie and wants to send her to boarding school. Rather than leaving Bill, Hitty runs away to find Julie. After Bill hears a record Julie recorded before she died, he finally realizes he must move on with his life and with Hitty. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Horse See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 23, 1946 with John Payne reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Julie Beck: Hello there
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: I thought your hair would be golden
Julie Beck: Why I... well it was long long time ago. What's your name?
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: Hitty
Julie Beck: Oh that's a lovely name, mine's Julie
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: Hitty: Oh
Julie Beck: Why... don't you like it?
Mehitabel, aka Hitty Weatherly: I thought your name was the Lady of Shalott.
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Connections

Version of Sentimental Journey (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Sentimental Journey
Written by Bud Green, Les Brown and Ben Homer
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
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4-hankie tear-jerker
24 January 2003 | by cottonTSee all my reviews

This was my first "grown-up" movie - my mom let stay up late to watch it with her. We just cried & cried & cried. I didn't know a movie could do that to me-much less my mother. It has such great memories for me and is such a classic love story. No sex, no violence, just emotions and attitude and fun writing and great acting. I wonder if the movie has been preserved anywhere. I haven't seen it on TV in decades.


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