Our Very Own (1950)

Our Very Own

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Joyfully preparing for her high-school graduation, and her 18th birthday, Gail Macauley (Ann Blyth) stumbles across a family secret. Contrary to what she's been raised to believe, Gail's parents (Jane Wyatt, Donald Cook) are not her biological parents; she was adopted. Setting a precedent that would be followed by many adoptees of the 1970s and 1980s, Gail will not rest until she tracks down her natural mother. A soap opera deluxe, Our Very Own should not be too closely scrutinized in terms of … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Frederick Hugh Herbert
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On DVD: Sep 23, 1997
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as Gail Macaulay

as Mrs. Fred (Lois) Mac...

as Joan Macaulay

as Fred Macaulay

as Mrs. Lynch

as Violet Cook

as Gwendolyn

as Mr. Lynch
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Cast: Ann Blyth, Ann Dvorak, Joan Evans, Farley Granger, Natalie Wood, Phyllis Kirk, Gus Schilling, Jane Wyatt, Donald Cook

Director: David Miller

Summary: Joyfully preparing for her high-school graduation, and her 18th birthday, Gail Mccauley stumbles across a family secret. Contrary to what she's been raised to believe, Gail's parents are not her biological parents; she was adopted.

My Thoughts: "Loved the movie. I felt awful for the way Gail finds out. No one should find out that kind of news in that particular way. Her sister Joan is so jealous and catty. She's definitely the mean girl in the movie. But you see how awful she feels in the aftermath of her temper tantrum. You also feel a little resentment towards Gail for how she treats her adopted parents even though she is justified in her feelings. Great classic."

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A little late night channel surfing lead me to this Gem of a Film about the true meaning of Family.1st I must get out of the way that I was surprised & excited to see a very young beloved Fave Actress of mine, Natalie wood, as a very annoyingly precocious little sister, age 8 or 9 & quite lovely to look at already!!!
This Movie was important in the way that it tackled a subject that is still tricky today ~Adoption. Gail(Ann Blyth) is turning 18, graduating at the Top of her Class,very Beautiful, the perfect Daughter, & has a Handsome Hunky Boyfiend (Farley Granger), that her, jealous of her in every way,Sister (Joan Evans) covets.Joan stumbles upon her sisters Adoption Papers, a secret the Parents (Jane Wyatt of Fathers Knows Best Fame, & Donald Cook)had never revealed.In a moment that jealousy & Envy overtook Jane, she blurts out to Gail that she(Gail) is adopted, just to hurt her.Gail is thrown into a whirlwind of emotions & resentments.She meets her real life Mother, an experience that disappoints her.It is not till her Graduation Day, that she absorbs/appreciates the privileged life that she has been provided with such love, that she realizes that Family doesn't necessarily mean that you share the same blood type.This film was the 1st of it's kind to show a Family Blended By Love & Adoption.Lovely & Timeless

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