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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
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean Simmons ... Hilda Crane Burns
Guy Madison ... Russell Burns
Jean-Pierre Aumont ... Prof. Jacques De Lisle
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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Drama

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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)| Mono (optical prints)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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"In case you don't know what 'cortisan' means, it's just a fancy word for 'tramp'!"
8 September 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Woman in her late-twenties, twice married and twice divorced, leaves behind New York City for her small hometown, moving back in with her eternally-disappointed mother; immediately upon her arrival, she starts getting marriage proposals...unfortunately, the man she chooses to be Husband No. #3 is a mamma's boy. Glossy, fairly enjoyable soaper from the play by Samson Raphaelson, although we never quite get a grip on Jean Simmons' Hilda Crane, who is alternately haughty, overwrought, idealistic yet aloof (she wants her happily-ever-after, though she needs to be supported financially as well). Hilda's taste in men seems to be her biggest hurdle--perhaps in place of the tall, thin, men's catalogue type, she should try for one of the construction workers over at her fiancé's job site? These assembly-line Twentieth Century-Fox potboilers never seemed to work out that way, making "Hilda Crane" another predictable 'woman's picture' from the '50s, occasionally engaging but nothing special or memorable. **1/2 from ****


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