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Barbara Stanwyck inspired performance as a woman who struggles with giving up her son, searching for love, and keeping a promise that may break her heart. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.
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I won't reveal anymore of the plot for the sake of spoiler activity. However, Stanwyck makes the film worthwhile and will disappoint none of her admirers. This film is worth a look if you are a Stanwyck fan and have not seen it. Again, the DVD transfer is beautiful and clear but has no chapter/scene selection, no subtitles and no trailer. Just the movie.
Stanwyck is admirable as the ambitious business-climber who makes a name for herself while nursing a broken heart. And what a mother she makes! There is pathos in her eyes, and an honest affection toward the little boy who turns out to be her son. The child actor Johnny Russell is simply adorable. An unassuming, natural talent who might have gone far. However according to IMDb he apparently made no movies after 1940. What happened to him?
Cesar Romero is incredible as the spoiled gentry/annoying as heck sagacious sidekick. He offered another bit of comic relief in a film that has at its heart a serious theme. The storyline of AG would play out completely differently if set in contemporary times yet the script is progressive. And very funny in parts. And intelligent. And touching, too.
The ending is worth waiting for. And depending on how you view things will either make you cheer or shed a tear. Or perhaps a little of both.
This film now ranks as one of my favorites.
The film has been released in the Fox Cinema Archives Series which means it is expensive and spartan. However, the print is very good and if you like Stanwyck, you will want to see the film.