To Each His Own (1946)





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During WWI, Olivia De Havilland falls in love with a young soldier. He is killed before they can marry, leaving De Havilland to raise their child alone. She gives the baby up for adoption. While in London on business during WWII, Olivia comes face to face with her grown son.
Classics , Drama
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Paramount Pictures [us]


Olivia de Havilland
as Jody Norris
John Lund
as Captain Bart Cosgrove / Gregory Pierson
Mary Anderson
as Corinne Piersen
Roland Culver
as Lord Desham
Phillip Terry
as Alex Piersen
Bill Goodwin
as Mac Tilton
Virginia Welles
as Liz Lorimer
Victoria Horne
as Daisy Gingras
Griff Barnett
as Mr. Norris
Alma Macrorie
as Belle Ingham
Bill Ward
as Griggsy (age 5 1/2)
Arthur Loft
as Mr. Clinton
Virginia Farmer
as Mrs. Clinton
Doris Lloyd
as Miss Pringle
Clyde Cook
as Mr. Harkett
Ida Moore
as Miss Claflin
Mary Young
as Mrs. Nix
Chester Clute
as Clarence Ingham
Crane Whitley
as Police Captain
Leyland Hodgson
as Porter at Reindeer Club
Reginald Sheffield
as Headwaiter
Will Stanton
as Funny Little Waiter
Gladys Blake
as Lorena
William Hunter
as Policeman
Jack Clifford
as Policeman
Jack Rogers
as Cockney Taxi Driver
James Millican
as Lt. Flyer
Anthony C. Ellis Jr.
as Messenger Boy
Billy Ward
as Gregory (younger)
Harlan Briggs
as Dr. McLaughlin
Billy Gray
as Billy Ingham
Gary Gray
as Casey Ingham
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Critic Reviews for To Each His Own

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Top Critic

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Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

One of Olivia de Havilland's best film, for which she deservedly won her first Oscar, and one of Hollywood's most emotionally effective melodramas.

Full Review… | July 2, 2010

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April 15, 2007

Audience Reviews for To Each His Own


A little too soapy for my taste but Olivia de Havilland elevates this film several notches and is amply rewarded with an Oscar.

Laura Cameron
Laura Cameron

Super Reviewer


Wonderful tearjerker with a ending that knocks you out.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

To Each His Own (1946) -- [6.0] -- Olivia de Havilland won her first Oscar for this sudsy soap opera about a woman who gives up her infant son and spends the rest of her life trying to reconnect with him. The melodrama may be an acquired taste, but no one can steal audience sympathy better than de Havilland. I went with it, happy ending and all. In a neat (and slightly creepy) bit of casting, John Lund plays both de Havilland's ill-fated lover and her grown-up son.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

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