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Hilda Crane (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 8 May 1956 (USA)
Twice divorced Hilda Crane, feeling she's run out of chances, returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writers:

Samson Raphaelson (play), Philip Dunne (screenplay based on stage play)
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Cast overview:
Jean Simmons ... Hilda Crane Burns
Guy Madison ... Russell Burns
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Prof. Jacques De Lisle (as Jean Pierre Aumont)
Judith Evelyn ... Mrs. Stella Crane
Evelyn Varden ... Mrs. Burns
Peggy Knudsen ... Nell Bromley
Gregg Palmer ... Dink Bromley
Richard Garrick ... Dr. Joe Francis
Jim Hayward Jim Hayward ... Mr. Small
Sandee Marriott Sandee Marriott ... Cab Driver
Don Shelton Don Shelton ... Mr. Jensen - Caterer
Helen Mayon Helen Mayon ... Maureen - Hilda's Maid
Marie Blake ... Clara - Mrs. Crane's Housekeeper (as Blossom Rock)
Jay Jostyn Jay Jostyn ... Minister
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Twice divorced Hilda Crane, feeling she's run out of chances, returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.

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I want to live like a man ... and still be a woman!

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This is not a movie
9 August 2014 | by marthawilcox1831See all my reviews

There is nothing to commend this poor excuse for a film. They call it a movie, but it is even worse than a stage play. It comes nowhere near the quality of 'Footsteps in the Fog', and obviously Jean Simmons lends her name to this project so that it can sell. None of the characters are sympathetic. They are all one-dimensional, and the story itself is unengaging. It is typical of certain studio films in the 1950s which were poorly written, poorly acted and poorly directed.

I would advise all Simmons fans to stay away from this film as it adds nothing to her canon of work, nor will you miss anything but not seeing it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adiantropi amartoli See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System)| Mono (optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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