H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941)





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MGM was doing so well in 1941 that it could afford the occasional "prestige" film with little box-office appeal. Based on the novel by J.P. Marquand, H.M. Pulham, Esq., stars Robert Young as a successful but stuffy Boston businessman. The glimmer of sadness in Young's eyes indicates that his ascension to the top was not without its cost. In flashbacks, we see how Young considered changing the track his life was on in order to marry Hedy Lamarr. After marrying his wife, however, the man never … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Elizabeth Hill, King Vidor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 23, 2009



as Marvin Myles

as Harry Pulham

as Kay Motford Pulham

as Mr. Pulham, Sr.

as Bill King

as Mrs. Pulham

as Mary Pulham

as Mr. Bullard

as Walter Kaufman

as Rodney `Bo-Jo' Brown

as Joe Bingham

as Hugh the Butler

as Miss Rollo

as Harry as a Boy

as Harry as a Boy

as Chris Evans

as Curtis Cole

as Bob Ridge

as Charley Roberts

as Harvard Coach

as Sergeant

as Miss Redfern

as Soldier

as Mrs. Prindle

as Preacher

as German Officer

as Preacher
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

An MGM prestige film that was poison at the box office.

Full Review… | April 15, 2008
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Audience Reviews for H.M. Pulham, Esq.


Solid MGM drama that contains probably Hedy's best performance.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

I have watched this film numerous times, but just can never get into it. Robert Young is such a bland actor. Hedy Lamarr is quite good, as is Charles Coburn and Ruth Hussey. Very nicely produced. But, the film lacks spark and verve. Not bad, but not among the great films of 1941.

James Higgins

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