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Someone to Remember (1943)

An elderly woman whose son disappeared years before refuses to move when her apartment building is turned into a college dormitory for male students, as she is convinced that he will return... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Siodmak

Writers:

Frances Hyland (screenplay), Ben Ames Williams (story "Prodigal's Mother")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Mabel Paige ... Mrs. Freeman
Harry Shannon ... Tom Gibbons
John Craven ... Dan Freeman
Dorothy Morris ... Lucia Stanton
Charles Dingle ... Jim Parsonss
David Bacon ... Ike Dale
Peter Lawford ... Joe Downes
Tom Seidel ... Bill Hedge
Richard Crane ... Paul Parker
Chester Clute ... Mr. Roseby
Elizabeth Dunne Elizabeth Dunne ... Timid Miss Green
Vera Lewis ... Aggressive Miss Green
John Good John Good ... Charlie Horne
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Stanton
Wilbur Mack ... Mr. Thurber
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An elderly woman whose son disappeared years before refuses to move when her apartment building is turned into a college dormitory for male students, as she is convinced that he will return one day. She continues to live in the building after it becomes a dorm, and eventually grows attached to a troubled young student whom she comes to believe is her own grandson. When she finds out that the boy's father will be visiting him, she prepares herself to be reunited with the man she has convinced herself is her long-lost son. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Something Greater Than Life Itself See more »

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Working title: "The Prodigal's Mother" See more »

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A True Classic Oldie
17 May 2015 | by rsda0723See all my reviews

This is a forgotten classic from the 40's by Republic. It was sadly remade in 1957 with the wonderful Ethel Barrymore. The remake doesn't hold a candle to the 1943 film. When Republic Studio hit hit's mark, it really did make some memorable films such as this with Mabel Paige. I think the sentimental screenplay was just not right foe the late 50's. But it is a film to be treasured and will wring a tear from even the hardest heart. I recently saw the remake JOHNNY TROUBLE on TCM and though it was occasionally well meaning, it lacked the heart of the original. Don't miss this film if you are able to find it in it's original 80 minute length. Unfortunately many versions have been cut to as low as 60 minutes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gallant Thoroughbred See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1950 re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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