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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 »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louise Mason
... Fred K. Begley
... Annie Rawlins
... Gerald Kean
... Mrs. Palfrey
... Dr. Robert Palfrey
... Helen Williams
... Frank Hutchins
... District Attorney
... Stephanie Rawlins
... Alicia
... Henry Palfrey
... Prof. George Carter
... Bill Parker
... 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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26 November 1951 (UK)  »

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Das Herz einer Mutter  »

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Producer Jerry Wald hoped to coax Greta Garbo out of retirement for this role. He was unsuccessful. See more »

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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 ...
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[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 »

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Edited into Falcon Crest: Desperation (1987) See more »

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Written by Bobby Troup
Sung by Joan Blondell
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'50s Melodrama with class
16 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a 1950s melodrama which tells, in episodic fashion, the story of the adult lifetime of Louise Mason (Jane Wyman, yes, the first Mrs. Ronald Reagan). Louise dedicates her life to being a nanny, i.e. raising other people's children. Wyman gives a very sympathetic, understated performance, and received an Academy Award nomination for it. She's surrounded by familiar character actors, some relatively understated (Charles Laughton)and some over the top (Cyril Cusack). Also look for Agnes Moorehead, Vivian Vance (better known as Lucy's landlord, Ethel Mertz) and Joan Blondell (Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress). Without giving away the story, I would compare the film's emotions to a nanny version of Goodbye, Mr. Chips. This film is not available on video, and is very hard to find, but's it's definitely worth a look if you do.


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