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  • Actors: Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter, Susan Hayward, Fay Wray, Richard Denning
  • Directors: Gregory Ratoff
  • Writers: Charles Bonner, Michael Blankfort, William Hurlbut
  • Producers: Gordon Griffith, Robert Sherwood
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 6, 2004
  • Run Time: 81 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000VAFOK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,041 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Adam Had Four Sons" on IMDb

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A beautiful young governess keeps a family from destroying itself in this sensitive, affecting drama. Emilie Gallatin (Ingrid Bergman), a gentle and affectionate foreign girl, comes into an American home to serve as the governess for Adam's wife (Fay Wray) and the financial failure of his business. Then, the family is nearly torn apart when one of the boys marries Hester (Susan Hayward). Emilie learns of the hatred and jealousy the new bride is causing through her infidelity, and attempts to enlighten the rest of the family--an effort that nearly results in her discharge. Adam, however, finally realizes how right Emilie has been, and together they discover the love that has grown between them over the years.

Customer Reviews

It was not an extraordinary film.
Joe Di
The father sends for her years later, but the boys are fully grown young men.
Lawyeraau
Personally, I find it very nice - tasteful, romantic, and not too heavy.
J B

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Berk on September 14, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
While this film may be predictable as to its events and conclusion, it is a warm and enjoyable film to watch. After the death of his wife (Fay Wray), a father (Warner Baxer) raises his four sons with the help of a devoted governess (Ingrid Bergman). When one of the sons marries, it is to an evil shrew (Susan Hayward), and the battle between good and evil, Bergman and Hayward, is joined.
Bergman and Hayward turn in memorable performances. Also watch for a sweet performance by a young June Lockhart.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 20, 2001
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This is a family saga of a huband (Warren Baxter) and wife (Fay Wray) who have four sons. As they are quite well to do, they hire a French governess (Ingrid Bergman) for the boys. Several years later, the wife falls ill and dies. The governess becomes the mother figure. Shortly after, the stock market crashes and the father loses everything and is forced to send the governess away with a promise to send for her as soon as he can.
This is where the movie becomes somewhat implausible. The father sends for her years later, but the boys are fully grown young men. They obviously do not need a governess. Yet, she lives with them. It is obvious to all that the father and the governess are in love, but nary a word of such passes between them.
Out of the clear blue, one of the sons marries a beautiful, but loose woman (Susan Hayward). The governess does not like this son's wife and with good reason. The wife soon commences an affair with one of her husband's brothers. Soon, this serene household become a hot bed of angst. After her husband discovers the affair with his brother, who has since repudiated this vixen, she is ordered to leave the house. She does so, and the father finally asks the long suffering governess to marry him.
The performances by the cast are strong, but the screenplay falters. This is a predictable, though somewhat mediocre film that one may find mildly enjoyable, if one loves old films in general. If not, skip it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By filmfanatical on May 11, 2003
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Emilie (Ingrid Bergman), a french governess, is hired by wealthy Adam Stoppard (Warner Baxter) and his wife Molly to look after their four sons. Following the untimely death of their mother, the boys grow to depend on Emilie more.
When the boys are older they join the army. When they return home one of them brings home a beautiful wife Hester (Susan Hayward). It soon becomes clear that Hester is trouble. She's a heartless gold-digger that nearly splits the family apart. Can Emilie hold the family together with Hester around causing trouble?
Over the years Emilie's feelings for Adam grow deeper and she falls in love with him. Even the though the boys are now men at this point, Adam insists that she come and live with them again as part of the family....
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By J B on July 13, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I don't understand why this film doesn't get better ratings than it does. Everyone seems to think it an overly saccharine piece of cinema. Personally, I find it very nice - tasteful, romantic, and not too heavy. Sure, maybe it was weird to have Emilie come back after the boys were grown up. But if I remember correctly, they wanted her to come back and she had promised she would. Anything wrong with keeping a promise?
That aside... The only complaints that I have is that the end IS a bit abrupt - suddenly everything is cleared up, Adam proposes and before they even kiss the words "The End" appear. And Susan Hayward's character is really annoying. Hester. Who in their right mind would name their girl Hester? Anyway. Helen Westley is a minor character here, Aunt Phillipa. June Lockhart is the neighbour girl who falls in love with Adam's youngest son. I liked her better as the Praslin daughter in All This and Heaven Too, but she fit the part finely here all the same.
My favourite scene is the one when Emilie decides that Hester is going to leave. Very rarely do you ever get to see sweet, pretty Ingrid taking command like she does in that scene.
My recommendation is to give this movie a chance at least and make a rational judgement about it before believing that it's only second-rate sugar.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Kara Russell VINE VOICE on February 5, 2007
Format: DVD
In this, Ingrid Bergman's second American film, she once again plays the nubile love interest of a much older man (as she did with Leslie Howard in INTERMEZZO, which was a remake of her Swedish film by the same name). This is a period film, made in the 1940s, it is set back before WWI, so it has that "old world" feel about it, and her accent is used to great advantage, as she plays a nanny from "the old country." In the 1940s many many films had a rosy remembrance of the 1890s and early 1900s, just as today we have sweetened remembrances of the 70s, like " Almsost Famous" - a film that turns a band-following sleeze into some mythological dream girl/woman of easy sex and maternal sweetness. (Ah yes, the early 2000s, they will be saying in the future, where once again, the only purpose of a girl in a film is to be a willing vessel for a man.)

But I digress... which your mind might do during this film, because it is a pretty bland and predictable story, despite the catty game playing of a young Susan Hayward. It's also a little ikky by today's standards, when we realize that we are supposed to be rooting for Ingrid to pair up with a man who looks at least 30 years older than she is. But we must remember what financial stability meant in a post depression era world.

Susan Hayward has a very interesting role here. It became a prototype for her later roles, sexually and personally aggressive, and morally bankrupt. It is also interesting because you can see her acting never really changed or progressed. She had everything here in this powerhouse performance that she had as an older actress. Lots of strength and pizzazz, not much nuance. (Watch VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, and she is interchangeable - just older, with a better script.
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