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To Each His Own (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 12 March 1946 (USA)
An unwed mother, forced to give up her child to avoid scandal, follows her son's life from afar even as she prospers in business.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Charles Brackett (screenplay), Jacques Théry (screenplay) (as Jacques Thery) | 1 more credit »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia de Havilland ... Miss Josephine 'Jody' Norris (as Olivia De Havilland)
Mary Anderson ... Corinne Piersen
Roland Culver ... Lord Desham
Phillip Terry ... Alex Piersen
Bill Goodwin ... Mac Tilton
Virginia Welles ... Liz Lorimer
Victoria Horne ... Nurse Daisy Gingras
Griff Barnett ... Daniel Norris
Alma Macrorie Alma Macrorie ... Belle Ingram
Billy Ward Billy Ward ... Gregory - Younger (as Bill Ward)
Frank Faylen ... Babe
Willard Robertson ... Dr. Hunt
Arthur Loft ... Bernadock Clinton
Virginia Farmer ... Mrs. Cora Clinton
Doris Lloyd ... Miss Pringle
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Storyline

During World War I, small-town girl Josephine Norris has an illegitimate son by an itinerant pilot. After a scheme to adopt him ends up giving him to another family, she devotes her life to loving him from afar. Written by Mark Foltz <foltz@triton.wustl.edu>

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Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lágrimas de una madre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcast took place in Omaha Sunday 28 December 1958 on KETV (Channel 7), and soon became a popular local favorite as it was first aired in Seattle 10 January 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), and in St. Louis 16 May 1959 on KMOX (Channel 4). In Detroit, WJBK (Channel 2), spread it out over three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 21, 22, and 23 October 1959. In Milwaukee it was first telecast 10 November 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Johnstown 4 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in Chicago 19 December 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). In more recent years it's had occasional airings on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Cosgrove shuts off the power to his biplane it continues to glide on a level path. Biplanes have very high drag because they have two wings and all the supports in between. The plane would have started to fall toward the ground, not continue on. The clouds in the background show a level path of travel. See more »

Quotes

Gregory: Holy Canarsie!
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Connections

Remade as Lux Video Theatre: To Each His Own (1954) See more »

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Three Little Fishies (Itty Bitty Poo)
Word & Music by Saxie Dowell
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What a celebration of motherhood!
11 October 2004 | by cjohnso8See all my reviews

The title of the movie was misleading,but as a huge fan of Ms. de Havilland, I watched this movie. It was a very tender story of the enduring and endearing love a mother had for her child.

It brought to mind the contrast of today's societal views of unwed mothers(as it were).

The story made me even more grateful to have 3 wonderful sons.

I would love watch this movie with my mom and my five sister,on the day before mothers' day. What a good way to have your 'tears jerked'! What a celebration of motherhood!

I will be happy when it is released on DVD. Hopefully very soon.


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