Blossoms in the Dust (1941)
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as Edna Gladney
as Sam Gladney
as Dr. Max Breslar
as Mrs. Kahly
as Mr. Kahly
as Mrs. Keats
as Mr. Keats
as Allan Keats
as Damon McPherson
as G. Harrison Hedger
as Mrs. Gilworth
as Mrs. Loring
as Bert La Verne
as Board Member
as Mrs. Brown, With the Vase (uncredited)
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Result is a sentimentally sugary flavor which also extends over the romantic portions of the film. There is no comedy relief.
Pretty Technicolor, but the tearjerking is shameless.
With lovely Greer Garson playing the leading role, the spirit of the story is maintained on a level generally above its frequent insipid spots.
It was a noble deed and a noble effort to make a biography about a woman who was virtually unknown outside Texas, but the picture was long, overly teary, and didn't excite too many people at the box office, although it did make money.
Littered with stilted melodrama, wooden dialogue, and over-the-top courtroom showdowns.
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Verging on the sappy, perhaps this film was the prototype for all the made-for-TV "inspiring" stories that we are forced to endure. The film appears to be as dated as the prejudices against children born out of wedlock.
Sentimental journey of some tramp who puts unwanted babies in her house. This is not notable so much for it's quality, but rather that I think it's the first Oscar nominee to include a suicide. That and her kid died. Big deals for 1941.
Greer Garson is one of the best actresses I have ever seen on film. I have only seen three of her films the two above mentioned and "Pride and Prejudice". It might be astonishing to think that I used to call Greer Garson, Greta Garbo. Strange, because they're acting if so different even if their names sound alike. My favorite Greer Garson movie has to be "Random Harvest" one of the ultimate tear-jerkers of all time. (I love tear-jerkers...as you probably know:).) It is a love story about a man who has amnesia and falls in love with a woman still not knowing who he is. They get married and have a child. Later while on a trip he has an accident and recovers his memory...only to lose the memories of the years he spent with his wife. His wife goes on a frantic search to find him only to find out he doesn't remember her. The critics and the users on rottentomatoes.com give this 100% which it deserves. Please don't forget your kleenex box! "Blossoms in the Dust" is about a woman who strives to take care of children who were born illegitimate or orphans. It also goes through her life and circumstances that brought her to her purpose. It didn't make me cry as much as "Random Harvest" but, it is still a great film. [center][img]http://www.classichollywoodbios.com/Images/Links%20Images/G.Garson%20-%20%20R.%20Colman%20Random%20Harvest%20(1942).jpg[/img][/center] [center]"Random Harvest"[/center] [center] [/center] [center][img]http://home.hiwaay.net/~oliver/blossoms.jpg[/img][/center] [center]Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon in[/center] [center]"Blossoms In the Dust"[/center]
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