To Each His Own Reviews
Good acting from Olivia De Havilland. So good actually that she won an oscar for her performance as the (rather pathetic) mother. It was a little bit too much melodrama for me in this movie to fully like it. And I didn't like the way things turned. For example I didn't like how the lead victimized herself, and stopped to contact her son and didn't do so until the end (very typical). Except for the really good acting I find it hard to motivate the two hours.
I'd recommend Kitty Foyle, The Great Lie, The Old Maid and Torch Singer in stead if you haven't already seen them.
This movie is a wonderful tearjerker! It's about a young girl in a small town who has an affair with a WWI pilot and becomes pregnant as a result. She conspires to "adopt" her son without anyone knowing he's hers but the plan goes awry and he is adopted by another family, forcing her to watch him grow up from afar. You feel so much for de Havilland's character and every time she cries about her son, it makes you cry too. I love this movie and want to watch it again.