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My Foolish Heart (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 21 January 1950 (USA)
After being visited by an old friend, a woman recalls her true love, the man she met and lost years ago.

Director:

Mark Robson

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Andrews ... Walt Dreiser
Susan Hayward ... Eloise Winters
Kent Smith ... Lew Wengler
Lois Wheeler ... Mary Jane
Jessie Royce Landis ... Martha Winters
Robert Keith ... Henry Winters
Gigi Perreau ... Ramona
Karin Booth ... Miriam Ball
Todd Karns ... Her escort (as Tod Karns)
Phillip Pine ... Sgt. Lucey (as Philip Pine)
Martha Mears Martha Mears ... Night Club Singer
Edna Holland ... Dean Whiting
Jerry Paris ... Usher
Marietta Canty ... Grace
Barbara Wooddell Barbara Wooddell ... Red Cross receptionist (as Barbara Woodell)
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Storyline

After a long absence, Mary Jane visits her schoolfriend Eloise, and Eloise's daughter Ramona. Eloise drinks too much and is unhappily married to Lew Wengler. Eloise falls asleep and remembers her time with her true love, Walt Dreiser, at the beginning of the Second World War. She recalls the events that led up to her split with Mary Jane, and how Lew married Eloise rather than Mary Jane. Written by Will Gilbert

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Teresa Wright was originally cast as Eloise Winters, but after a dispute with producer Samuel Goldwyn, she was replaced at the last minute by Susan Hayward. Hayward went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance, but lost to Olivia de Havilland for her performance in The Heiress (1949). See more »

Goofs

After the December 7, 1941 football game at the Polo Grounds, Eloise is climbing the stairs to the train platform, and the ends of her head scarf are out.. In the next shot, the ends of her scarf are tucked inside her coat. (A double was probably used at the Polo Grounds as Eloise's face is not seen climbing the stairs, and Susan Hayward was used in the next shots done at the studio.) See more »

Quotes

Eloise Winters: [referring to Walt's apartment] This room has a split personality. This half is so clean and... this half is so... it must have taken years to accumulate this mess.
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Referenced in Salinger (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

My Foolish Heart
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Performed by Martha Mears (uncredited)
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my favourite film
31 January 2005 | by vsh-bugSee all my reviews

The first time I ever saw this wonderful film I was about twelve. It was late at night and everyone else had gone to bed and I was thinking maybe I should too, but then this came on and I was hooked. I've seen this film many times since then and yet each time I watch it again it never fails to get an emotional response out of me i.e I ball my eyes out!...and us Brits have a stiff upper lip you know! They just don't make them like they used too and that's a shame.It's a great storyline, great acting and the line 'poor uncle wiggly' isn't dead in our house! Dana Andrews is yummy in it too. I cannot recommend this film strongly enough..watch it and it will always stay with you.


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