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Hilda Crane (1956)





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In this tearjerker, a woman, depressed with the course of her life after two failed marriages and a tepid career, decides to return to her hometown and find happiness with her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, his cruel and manipulative mother presents a formidable obstacle to their happiness. To prevent them from marrying, she at first fakes a heart attack, but then ends up dying of the real thing. The couple marries anyway, but the husband's happiness is marred by memories of his mother's death. The lonely wife then begins an affair with a French writer. When the husband finds them in a hotel room, the affair ends. It is not long before the despondent woman tries to take her life. Fortunately she fails, and things begin to improve when her husband releases his guilt and begins concentrating on their marriage.


Jean Simmons
as Hilda Crane
Jean-Pierre Aumont
as Jacques De Lisle
Guy Madison
as Russell Burns
Judith Evelyn
as Mrs. Crane
Evelyn Varden
as Mrs. Burns
Peggy Knudsen
as Nell Bromley
Richard Garrick
as Dr. Francis
Jim Hayward
as Mr. Small
Sandee Marriot
as Cab Driver
Don Shelton
as Caterer
Jay Jostyn
as Minister
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The film often defaults to expected conformity.

August 10, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Jean Simmons is a sumptuous object of desire in an obscure delight from a period which saw her headlining films directed by Mankiewicz, Wyler, Wise, Kubrick, and LeRoy.

September 16, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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