Lydia (1941)





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An woman spends her whole life holding out against the advances of three men in the hopes that her first love will return to her.
Drama , Romance
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While in exile during WWII, Julien Duvivier directed this sentimnetal romantic melodrama, starring Merle Oberon, a remake of a better French film of 1937.

Full Review… | August 5, 2012

Audience Reviews for Lydia

Fine drama of a flirtatious young woman who remained single into old age due to a romantic encounter. She waits for man that is as flirtatious as her. Mostly seen in flashback, the movie starts with an extrodinary meeting of her and 3 former lovers now in old age themselves. The television Superman, George Reeves, has a role in the film as one fool for Lydia. Young Lydia plays with men's hearts like Scarlett O'Harra in Gone With the Wind. Sentimental old film this may be, but masterfully told. The snow scenes are excellent and the horse carriage sled race is something we today could never experience except on film. The lovers in her life appear throughout her younger life, hoping against hope Lydia will turn to them instead of this ghost of a character who stays away from her, only sending a letter now and then to encourage her to wait for him. [img][/img] Actress Merle Oberon as Lydia SEE the entire film here, but it is in 11 installments: REVIEWS by those like us: 100% Lydia is an excellent film. It is about Lydia MacMillan, a wealthy old woman who has never married, who is invited by an old beau, Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick.... [img][/img] Cast Merle Oberon as Lydia MacMillan Edna May Oliver as Sarah MacMillan Alan Marshal as Richard Mason Joseph Cotten as Michael Fitzpatrick Hans Jaray as Frank Andry George Reeves as Bob Willard John Halliday as Fitzpatrick Sara Allgood as Mary Billy Ray as Johnny Frank Conlan as Old Ned Tyler Brooke as Vaudeville Singer (uncredited) Harry Cording as Hotel House Detective (uncredited) Hal K. Dawson as Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) Jesse Graves as Servant (uncredited) Payne B. Johnson as Boy (uncredited) Eva Lee Kuney as Little Blind Girl (uncredited) Betta St. John as Orphan (uncredited) Edwin Stanley as Man on Podium (uncredited) Pierre Watkin as Speaker (uncredited) [img][/img] Directed by Julien Duvivier Produced by Alexander Korda Written by Leslie Bush-Fekete Julien Duvivier Screenplay by Ben Hecht Samuel Hoffenstein André De Toth (uncredited) Based on Story: Un Carnet de Bal Music by Miklós Rózsa [img][/img] Cinematography Lee Garmes Editing by William Hornbeck Studio London Films Distributed by United Artists (UK/US) Release dates 18 September 1941 (NYC) 25 September 1941 (US) Running time 104 minutes Country United States Language English [img][/img]

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