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Three Secrets (1950)

Approved | | Drama | 14 October 1950 (USA)
Three women who secretly gave their new-born sons up for adoption in 1945, wonder if the 5-year old survivor of a plane crash, named in the local newspapers, is their long-abandoned son.

Director:

Robert Wise
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eleanor Parker ... Susan Adele Connors Chase
Patricia Neal ... Phyllis Horn
Ruth Roman ... Ann Lawrence
Frank Lovejoy ... Bob Duffy
Leif Erickson ... Bill Chase
Ted de Corsia ... Del Prince
Edmon Ryan ... Hardin
Larry Keating ... Mark Harrison
Katherine Warren ... Mrs. Connors
Arthur Franz ... Paul Radin
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Storyline

A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California. When the newspapers reveal the boy was adopted and that the crash occurred on his birthday, three women begin to ponder if it's the son each gave up for adoption. As the three await news of his rescue at a mountain cabin, they recall incidents from five years earlier and why they were forced to give up their son. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Don't judge these girls until you know their Three Secrets.

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock Bottom See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000, 31 December 1950
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Production Co:

United States Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Billy Bevan. See more »

Goofs

When Susan walks through the camp at the base of the mountain, the filming crew is briefly reflected on a car window. A man wears a white t-shirt while another is wearing a checked shirt. See more »

Quotes

Susan Adele Connors Chase: Why did you come here?
Phyllis Horn: Just a reporter covering a story. Wouldn't it be ironic if it were my own?
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Connections

Remade as Three Secrets (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get a Kick out of You
Written by Cole Porter
Played often during the Phyllis Horn segment
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Clone of A Letter to 3 Wives..but WORKS!!
12 January 2004 | by olddiscsSee all my reviews

Spin offs, copy cats clones, Three Secrets is easily compared to its earlier & far better film A Letter To 3 Wives Basically both plots involve 3 women in a quandry.or a dilemma..in 3 Wives .one of their husbands has run away with another woman (Miss Addie Ross).. who which ? stream of conciousness flashbacks..witty & brilliantly directed by Joseph L.Mankiewiecz a superb cast & even better supporting cast "Letter "is one of the all time great films.."Tree Secrets 3 women face another dilemma, a boy is involved in a plane crash in the mountains. Boy was adopted by parents who were killed in crash..Boy survives crash 3 women gave birth to a boy same day..& gave up for adoption to the same shelter..Whos child is this? Does anyone care.?Yes it is agood film very a sorbing & very well acted. 3very good actresses Eleanor Parker Patricia Neal & Ruth Roman are the 3 women in despair,,and give very fine performances.Direction is very good also by future Oscar winner Robert Wise.. but a lot is borrowed from "Letter" the basic 3 women plot, the miasma, and the stream of concsiousness flashbacks.They worked well for "Letter" & work well here also... but the conclusion is smaltzy & the film lacks the wit and intelligence of its predecessor.. Worth seeing.. a "Chick" flick & some good actors involved..but Letter to 3 Wives is an original & a masterpiece !!


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