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East Side, West Side (1949)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 21 July 1950 (Australia)
A vain businessman puts strains on his happy marriage to a rich, beautiful socialite by allowing himself be be seduced by a former girlfriend.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screenplay), Marcia Davenport (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Barbara Stanwyck ... Jessie Bourne
James Mason ... Brandon Bourne
Van Heflin ... Mark Dwyer
Ava Gardner ... Isabel Lorrison
Cyd Charisse ... Rosa Senta
Nancy Reagan ... Helen Lee (as Nancy Davis)
Gale Sondergaard ... Nora Kernan
William Conrad ... Lt. Jacobi
Raymond Greenleaf ... Horace Elcott Howland
Douglas Kennedy ... Alec Dawning
Beverly Michaels ... Felice Backett
William Frawley ... Bill the Bartender
Lisa Golm Lisa Golm ... Josephine
Tom Powers ... Owen Lee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Howard Jane Howard ... Model
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Storyline

Brandon and Jessie Bourne have a long, apparently happy marriage. Several years earlier Brandon had had an affair with a younger woman, Isabel Lorrison, who's now returned to New York intending to re-kindle the relationship. Meanwhile, Jessie is attracted to Mark Dwyer, a former policeman-turned-writer just arrived from a secret mission in Italy. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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I was married to a man other women pursued!

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1950 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Mundos Opostos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,754,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,518,000, 31 December 1949

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,540,000, 31 December 1949
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

M.G.M. loved putting Ava Gardner and Cyd Charisse in the studio's movie's together because of their strong resemblance to one another. See more »

Goofs

When Isabel takes Brandon back to her apartment after unexpectedly popping into his office, one can hear her putting ice into glasses as she fixes drinks. But subsequently no ice is seen in either of their glasses. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jessie Bourne: Yes, this is my town. It's not new to you. You're read books about it. You've seen it in movies. People are always talking about New York. It's the most exciting city in the world, they say. The most glamorous, the most frightening and, above all, the fastest. You hear a great deal about the tempo of this city, it's speed, it's pace, it's driving heartbeat. Perhaps, it's true - for visitors. But, I was born here. I live here. And the only pace I know is the pace of my own life. The...
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Blue Moon
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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Good Melodrama & Real Life Friction between Stanwyck and Gardner
14 December 2011 | by Paris55See all my reviews

I have always liked this movie and purchased it as part of the Barbara Stanwyck collection. Most of the reviews provided on East Side/West Side have hit the mark. Good melodrama and women knew how to wear clothes. One interesting point about this movie that has not been mentioned - the only scene between Barbara Stanwyck and Ava Gardner had pure tension. According to Robert Osborne (Turner Classic Movies Film Historian and biographies on Stanwyck and Gardner), Stanwyck was great friends with Nancy Sinatra, Frank's first wife. During the filming of this movie, Gardner was having an affair with Frank. Stanwyck did not like Gardner for trying and eventually breaking up their marriage. Also, Stanwyck knew that Gardner had an affair with her husband at the time, Robert Taylor during an earlier 1940s film. So the tension in that particular scene was real!


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