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The Blue Veil (1951)

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors:

Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley (uncredited)

Writers:

François Campaux (story), Norman Corwin
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wyman ... Louise Mason
Charles Laughton ... Fred K. Begley
Joan Blondell ... Annie Rawlins
Richard Carlson ... Gerald Kean
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Palfrey
Don Taylor ... Dr. Robert Palfrey
Audrey Totter ... Helen Williams
Cyril Cusack ... Frank Hutchins
Everett Sloane ... District Attorney
Natalie Wood ... Stephanie Rawlins
Vivian Vance ... Alicia
Carleton G. Young ... Henry Palfrey
Alan Napier ... Prof. George Carter
Warner Anderson ... Bill Parker
Les Tremayne ... Joplin
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Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges, the children of various employers, grow and soon find themselves ready to face the world. When it seems that she will be alone, the nurse finds that her 'children' have ideas of their own in regards to helping their beloved mentor. Written by alfiehitchie

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Who is the real Mother of this Child? The woman who gave it life... or the woman who gave it love?

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Quotes

Louise Mason: Mrs Rawlins, I, I would like to leave if, if you could find someone to replace me.
Annie Rawlins: What's that,Louise? Why?
Louise Mason: Well, I've been meaning to say something to you about it for some time but I find it difficult.
Annie Rawlins: Well, don't you like it here? Don't you like Stephanie?
Louise Mason: Why I'd rather not go into that.
Annie Rawlins: I insist you tell me.
Louise Mason: Well, I've been on the verge of leaving before, but each time you get a new job and I postpone doing anything about it. And each time it would get worse.
Annie Rawlins: I don't understand. I thought you ...
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] "Who raises a child of his own flesh lives with nature; who raises a child of another's lives with God". MERITAS See more »

Alternate Versions

Remake of the french movie 'Le voile bleu' (1942) d. Jean Stelli See more »

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A First Rate Tear-Jerker
22 August 2005 | by fairy-ladySee all my reviews

If you LOVE a tear-jerker then have the tissues ready. This one will have you bawling. It tugs at the heart strings and doesn't let go. If you love movies that involve high emotional soap opera drama then this movie is for you. The ending wraps everything up into a beautiful neat package and I love this movie. I wish it were out on DVD. Jane Wyman give a very convincing performance. The children will break your heart. This kind of soap opera is no longer made and is definitely a chick flick. I never tire of watching this film and certainly recommend it to all of you. If any of you have ever watched "About Mrs. Leslie" with Shirley Booth and loved it then you'll probably love this one too.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1951 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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