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.
Audience Reviews for Blossoms in the Dust
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.
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