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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... Susan Adele Connors Chase
... Phyllis Horn
... Ann Lawrence
... Bob Duffy
... Bill Chase
... Del Prince
... Hardin
... Mark Harrison
... Mrs. Connors
... Paul Radin
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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.

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14 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Rock Bottom  »

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$1,400,000, 31 December 1950
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Final film of Billy Bevan. See more »

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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

Bob Duffy: Ever since the beginning, you've been in and out of my life like a night visitor. This time don't bother to check in.
Phyllis Horn: This time there happens to be a war. I didn't start it. I'm sorry there is one. But as long as there is, I'd be a chump if I didn't make it work for me.
Bob Duffy: I don't like war profiteers. You sell agony by the paragraph.
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Connections

Remade as Three Secrets (1999) See more »

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I Get a Kick out of You
Written by Cole Porter
Played often during the Phyllis Horn segment
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This Is No Secret-A Wonderful Film ****
24 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

This marvelous 1950 film deals with 3 women who gave up their baby boy for adoption. 5 years later, the child is involved in a plane crash that killed his parents. Each of the women believe that the boy is theirs.

Patricia Neal, as one of the women, is a hard-nosed reporter. As with the others, the film goes back to show the situation that would lead them to give up the baby. Neal had divorced her husband only to learn that she was a reporter. A career woman, she could never care for a child or hold on to her marriage.

Then there is Ruth Roman who went to prison for killing her boyfriend. The latter wanted her to have an abortion when she told him of her pregnancy.

Eleanor Parker is a sweet woman who gave up an illegitimate child and is now happily married. You're rooting for Parker to be the mother. She can provide the boy with the proper upbringing. True, it will mean that she will have to tell her husband about her past, but she can provide the right nurturing environment.

Of course, the 3 women will come to the mountain area where the boy is in the plane. Neal will have to use her paper connections to get to who the real mother is.

As a reader, please connect to this film via your video store. It's well worth the trip.

Naturally, each of the women


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