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Dear Heart [VHS]

Glenn Ford , Geraldine Page , Delbert Mann  |  Unrated |  VHS Tape
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, Angela Lansbury, Michael Anderson Jr., Barbara Nichols
  • Directors: Delbert Mann
  • Writers: Tad Mosel
  • Producers: Martin Manulis
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: September 1, 1998
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303922147
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #353,335 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

The annual postmasters' convention is the setting for this love story. She is a single woman who never thought she'd be involved in an affair. He is a womanizing salesman who is trying to decide whether or not he wants to be engaged.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE POIGNANCY OF THIS FILM STAYS WITH YOU October 26, 2003
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long after it has been viewed. The best actress of our century (perhaps of all time) blossoms in the role of a small town postmaster attending a convention in NYC who has all but given up on her dream of husband and home.
Staying at the same hotel: a travelling saleman who is tired of his unattached, immature and uncommitted life. He is adroitly and touchingly played by the versatile actor Glenn Ford. Perfect casting!
This film is directed by Delbert Mann, who directed the innovative movie "Marty," in which Hollywood glamor was dropped for a story about physically plain but very human and vulnerable people.
Above all, this is a movie about people who are trying to change, not only their lives, but themselves. Even Ford's fiance, played by the ever talented Angela Lansbury, stubborn and stuck in her ways, desires a new life. Unfortunately, it is not the one which Ford has in mind for himself.
With sterling performances, a marvelous director, a tender and very moving story, and some of the best character actors in the business backing the whole film up, this film is a winner for all time. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and yes, it got a few tears out of me (albeit tears of joy) at the film's end.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Kisses...Bimbo Jones April 16, 2004
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Are there any guys out there that ever "get it". In this film, one of them actually realizes the differences between a fling, a fraud and a floozy and he actually chooses to love the girl that is just herself...kind, caring and intersted in him. Geraldine Page is one of the greats and this performance is lesser known than the others, but it is pulled together beautifully by this wonderful artist. You actually feel the expectaion, the heartbreak, the resignation and the blissfulness of this free spirit, content upon being herself and finding love before she is too old. I cry every single time I see this film...tears of joy that a guy could cut through the chaos of his life and libido and actually fall in love with the woman he might not have selected for himself, but discovers is his perfect match.
Wonerful and recommended very highly.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My faith is restored March 25, 2004
By A Customer
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After reading through the other reviews (with an exception or two), my faith in my fellow reviewers is restored. I have watched this great little movie so many times. I can still just watch the last five minutes alone and be sobbing by the end credits. It is a very personal favorite of mine for so many reasons. As many men could probably relate to "Marty", so can many women relate to "Miss Evie Jackson". The moral of the story: to thine own self be true...........and pass the tissues, please.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely June 30, 2006
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This film came out just as I was new in Chicago, in a new city, with a new job, in a terrible lirttle apartment and so so alone. I was 25 and had all but given up ever finding love. I think I saw this movie about eight times because I could identify with the story so much. I felt no one understood me but at least this movie did. Soon after the movie left the theatre out of the blue love came to me. It was literally love at first sight and in fact both of us that day felt that at this party we were invited to we would be meeting our life partner. We of course only discovered that fact later. We were together 30 wonderful years until death separated us. When I look back at the little boy I was, so isolated, so lonely, I know the happy ending of this film is true to life. Geraldine Page is a wonder in this film, but so is everyone other actor in the screen. The feeling for New York City is keen and observant. I hope one day it comes out on DVD. It did nice box office in its time but is almost forgotten today.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It March 12, 2005
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The first time I saw this movie, I loved it; Of course, Ms Page is good; the best, but I think portraying a middle aged postmistress at her annual postal convention and meeting a travelling salesman may just change things for her; Ok, you have this sweet,little middle aged lady(Geraldine Page), who is in NYC for her annual Postal Convention, and she happens to meet Glenn Ford, who unfortunately is up there to meet up with his fiancee(Angela Lansbury)and son, and finding out that things are not as cracked up as they can be; One of the sweetest scenes in the movie is where Page and Ford are waiting for a room and looking out the window, and somehow, they end up kissing; so romantic; a nice sleeper of a film that's cute and enjoyable;
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite romance on film of all time. June 23, 2003
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I see this film whenever I can. It's a longtime favorite of mine & has some of the sharpest character acting in secondary roles of any film from the period (early 60s). But its main appeal is the central encounter between the Page & Ford characters, two lonely people who've fallen into routines they hate but can't get out of. The satiric depiction of the postal workers' convention is all too accurate -- New York conventions aren't much different even now. There are so many good things in the film: the beatnik son who locks himself in his room, the Italian maitre d' who seats the couple outside in the cold at Ford's insistence, the "understanding" Phyllis (Lansbury), who is "through doing" & thinks she's broadminded to tolerate a partner's affair, the couple's awkward meeting at the overcrowded hotel restaurant, the cheap blonde who knows the guy behind the counter at the hotel across the street . . . Page is luminous in the main role, & Ford's a lot more palatable than he was in other films. The music effectively sets the tone of the film. There's nothing I don't like about this movie. A small classic in its way, & proof that director Mann (who won awards for directing "Marty") had a lot of talent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
No wonder this is among the movies that go unnoticed as the previous poster said.
I like Glenn Ford and really wanted to like this film, but found it very boring. Read more
Published 1 month ago by waldenpond88
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic for sure!!
There are a few films that some how go unnoticed for whatever reason. Dear Heart is one of those. It is such a wonderful film with all of the ingredients for a classic movie. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elaine MacIntire
5.0 out of 5 stars Dear Heart
I bought this for my mother-in-law. She had been looking for it for a long time. I went to amazon and there it was. She just loves it
Published 2 months ago by Kathleen Geisler
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is a movie I have wanted for years after viewing it on TV. Just as great as when I first saw it years ago.
Published 2 months ago by Beverly Spraggins
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally - a DVD. Two Steps Forward, One Back, Still; Thanks, Warner...
UPDATE 5 / 13:
PRO: A very nice looking picture - what's left of it - the quality you'd expect from a well preserved print of a half century old movie together with the level... Read more
Published 2 months ago by keaneperson
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing
Geraldine Page is a great actress and was for many, many years. This movie was appropriate for the times and refreshing in that you don't have to sit through fake love making in... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mebanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Poignant
I love this movie because of the sweet, innocent relationship that develops between two very different people. Read more
Published 3 months ago by N Spivey
4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet hearted woman attends a conference for her job and meets a...
The movie was light-hearted with some great one-liners from most of the fictional characters. Geraldine Fitzgerald plays a genuinely nice, but strong woman who has accepted her... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sylvia Fox
3.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
I absolutely love this movie and have been waiting for it to be released on DVD for a long time. I already have it on VHS and, of course, that's done and over with. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Maggie Wolf
3.0 out of 5 stars dear heart
I had so long been wanting to see this movie , BORING , not funny , Michael Anderson jr dreadful performance Glenn Ford his usual self . Read more
Published 4 months ago by Thom mykel
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I TOTALLY AGREE THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER!!
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I found one on dvd from an ioffer seller; for a bargain price compared to the vhs. unfortunately it was made from this vhs release which, while it has excellent picture quality for a tape, has a defective soundtrack. i, too would like to see a real dvd release of this gem before the film... Read More
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