None But the Lonely Heart


None But the Lonely Heart

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In this film, Cary Grant plays a restless, irresponsible cockney who seeks a better life but doesn't want to work for one. The hero's shiftlessness extends to his love life; musician Jane Wyatt genuinely cares for him, but he prefers the company of fickle gangster's ex-wife June Duprez.

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Cary Grant
as Ernie Mott
Jane Wyatt
as Aggie Hunter
George Coulouris
as Jim Mordiney
Dan Duryea
as Lew Tate
Eva Leonard Boyne
as Ma Chalmers
Helene Thimig
as Sister Nurse
Roman Bohnen
as Dad Pettyjohn
David Clyde
as Policeman with Stripes
Roy Thomas
as Rookie Policeman
Amelia Romano
as Lame Girl
Queenie Vassar
as Ma Snowden
Art Smith
as Marjoriebanks
Rosalind Ivan
as Mrs. Tate
Herbert Heywood
as Dad Fitchitt
Helena Grant
as Old Woman in Shop
Virginia Farmer
as Ma Segwiss
Katherine Allen
as Millie Wilson
Diedra Vale
as Miss Tate
Polly Bailey
as Ma Floom
Bill Wolfe
as Blind Man
Billy O'Leary
as Cab Driver
George Atkinson
as Man with Gramophone
Elsa Prescott
as Old Lady
Ted Billings
as Cockney Bum
Milton Wallace
as Ike Lesser
Eric Wilton
as Prison Guard
David Thursby
as Prison Guard
Al Rhein
as Henchman
Al Murphy
as Henchman
Yorke Sherwood
as Call Block Cop
Matthew Boulton
as Police Sergeant
Herbert Evans
as Police Sergeant
Joe North
as Old Man
Ida Shoemaker
as Old Lady
Keith Hitchcock
as Roly Poly Man
William Ambler
as Bus Driver
Marie de Becker
as Mme. La Vaka
Bill O'Leary
as Cab Driver
Charles Irwin
as Cop at Crash
Colin Kenny
as Cop Outside
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Audience Reviews for None But the Lonely Heart

This could have been a great drama, but Grant doesn't give us a great performance, maybe he felt a little too comfortable back at home in England or something? I don't know, but this movie is lacking something, and I found it really boring.

Aj V
Aj V

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Ernie (played by Cary Grant) has to turn over a new leaf when he learns his mother has cancer. Now that he is stuck in town, he has to deal with making a living and keeping his girlfriend happy. The movie is somewhat depressing as in this era, it is almost impossible to make a living legally, so there is always the lure of illegal activities.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

A very different performance from Cary Grant before he developed the persona that made him famous. Overall this movie just bored me.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

Super Reviewer


The kind of role I wish Grant had tried more often. Not "Cary Grantish," if you know what I mean. A wonderful cast all around, with special praise for Barry Fitzgerald and Jane Wyatt.

If only Grant had done more like this, he might have made my all-time favorite actor list. Still, this one is so much more "real" than most of his characters, I might have to rethink putting him on the list.

NB: Although this might appear to be coming from a kind of a place of gritty realism, it is very much a fairy tale with an appropriate fairly tale ending. I think there might actually be a paper topic in the way Clifford Odets, the writer-director, plays with the conventional elements of realism and tragedy -- perhaps even of naturalism -- on the journey to a classically (not ha-ha funny) comic ending. Just a beautifully done movie.

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