Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Top Customer Reviews
The film starts with a prologue showing the courtship of Cynthia's parents. Her future mother (Mary Astor) and future father (George Murphy) each have big career dreams for their lives at the time they meet when they are both at college. Her mother wants to be a concert pianist and study music in Vienna. The father also wants to go to Vienna, in his case to study medicine. However, they fall in love, get married within months of meeting, and within a year are parents of a sickly baby, Cynthia. Both give up their studies and move to the small town the husband comes from where his sister and her doctor husband live. The young parents from then on dedicate their lives to their child, abandoning their career plans. The husband works as a store manager and the wife as a homemaker. Though the husband settles into his limited options with relatively little bitterness, in spite of a boss who is a petty tyrant, Cynthia's mother refuses to completely accept her fate. She has a small inheritance from a deceased relative, but she won't use it to make a down payment on the house she and her husband have rented their whole marriage. She feels if she does that, it will be irrevocable proof that her life will never amount to more than the sad compromise with fate that it is now.Read more ›
I was a bit too young, but I wish the world was a bit more like those days. The story is simple, but it
still has a lot of charm. Astor, Murphy and a beautiful young and still a bit British Elizabeth. Who could
ask for more. Unless your completely jaded by todays fast world.
Edmund Andreas Arredondo
While this is a pretty typical post WWII movie, Taylor delivers a very believable performance. The only slightly implausible part of the plot is that Cynthia is perceived as sort of non-existent in the beginning of the movie. Sickly or not, I doubt anyone would actually ignore Taylor. Even as a teen, she was radiant and stunning. Her eyes twinkling and shine despite the fact that this film was shot in black and white.
This is actually a good movie. The acting is good and Taylor makes Cynthia totally believable. This film offers two hours of cinema fluff that is entertaining and catches Taylor between childhood and screen siren.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A wonderful little film with a very young Elizabeth Taylor! It's very dated but so what!Published 9 months ago by Ronald C. Wagner
Great quality and it really illustrates Elizabeth's beautiful youth.Published 19 months ago by Byron
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Disc on Demand
- Movies & TV > Disc on Demand
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Comedy
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > MGM Home Entertainment > All MGM Titles
- Movies & TV > MOD CreateSpace Video
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > MGM Home Entertainment > All MGM Titles