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Second Chance (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Romance, War | 6 September 1950 (USA)
A bank president and his wife, facing a crisis in their life and both nearing the age of fifty, look back on what has happened to them over the years of their marriage; they were young ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Robert Presnell Sr. (original screenplay), Faith Baldwin (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ruth Warrick ... Emily Dean
John Hubbard ... Ed Dean
Hugh Beaumont ... Pastor Dr. Emory
David Holt ... Jimmy Dean
Pat Combs Pat Combs ... Dick Dean
Ellye Marshall Ellye Marshall ... Irene
John Holland ... Dr. Matthews
Joan Carroll Joan Carroll ... Nurse Eva
John Marston John Marston ... Harry Decker
Jamesson Shade Jamesson Shade ... Mr. Lewis (as Jameson Shade)
Fay Kern Fay Kern ... Mrs. Lewis
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Storyline

A bank president and his wife, facing a crisis in their life and both nearing the age of fifty, look back on what has happened to them over the years of their marriage; they were young people who got married in the average way, lived average lives, raised two sons and realize that most of the incidents in their lives were counterpoint to most people---hard times, salary raises, promotions, loss of a son in war, discharge of social and economic obligations---and the effect of such was a gradual drifting-away from their church and a diminishing importance they gave their religion. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1950 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Hugh Beaumont, who plays a pastor in the film, was a real-life minister. See more »

Soundtracks

Faith of Our Fathers
Music by H.F. Hemy
Words by Frederick Faber
Sung by The Cathedral Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
Conducted by Dr. Charles Hirt
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Protestant Christian Propaganda
8 May 2019 | by dvdmahoney27See all my reviews

If you are content to sit through this orchestrated indoctrination vehicle good luck to you. I understand times were different in 1951 but this is now 2019 and I fully appreciate that humans need to belong to a tribe so I will temper my words about this movie and suffice to say I found most of it boring and simplistic. I was raised in a Catholic family until I reached the age of reason which was when I was about ten. I admit I am now a Pantheist and find most if not all organized Religions to be outdated and handicaps to living a fruitful and rewarding life. On a lighter note where on earth did they get the hideous wallpaper for the hallway and stairs.


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