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The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 23 December 1948 (USA)
Evelyn and Ken Blake are about to break up their marriage and get a divorce. While she still loves him, she can not forgive his infidelity. Their son, 12-year-old Christopher, is hurt and ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Moss Hart (play), Ranald MacDougall (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Alexis Smith ... Evelyn Blake
Robert Douglas ... Ken Blake
Cecil Kellaway ... Judge Alexander Adamson
Ted Donaldson ... Christopher Blake
John Hoyt ... Mr. Caldwell
Harry Davenport ... Courtroom Attendant
Mary Wickes ... Clara
Art Baker ... Mr. Kurlick
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Storyline

Evelyn and Ken Blake are about to break up their marriage and get a divorce. While she still loves him, she can not forgive his infidelity. Their son, 12-year-old Christopher, is hurt and confused. The divorce suit goes to court and Ted must choose which of his parents he wants to stay with, and is unable to decide. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Poder da Inocência See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The role of Evelyn Blake was offered to Norma Shearer. See more »

Goofs

When Alexis Smith and Ted Donaldson are riding home, they are in a post-war De Soto Taxicab. But in the stock footage selected to show the taxi driving up to the front of their house, it is a pre-war model, about ten years older. See more »

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wonderfully tender film
13 June 2004 | by bailodhiaSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully done film, a very tender and sensitive story, perfectly acted and staged with great imagination. Max Steiner created a superbly melodic and emotional score which expertly brings together the psychological and emotional themes, and Karl Freund gives an excellent German expressionistic look to the fantasy sequences. One of the most unusual and captivating Hollywood films of that era. Especially enjoyable is the central performance by child actor Ted Donaldson. All of the other performances, especially Cecil Kellaways, are equally fine. An important film, sadly overlooked, with an even more important message. See it!!!


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