To Each His Own (1946) - Rotten Tomatoes

To Each His Own1946

To Each His Own (1946)



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During WWI, Olivia De Havilland falls in love with a young soldier. He is killed before they can marry, leaving De Havilland to raise their child alone. She gives the baby up for adoption. While in London on business during WWII, Olivia comes face to face with her grown son.


John Lund
as Captain Bart Cosgrove / Gregory Pierson
Mary Anderson
as Corinne Piersen
Roland Culver
as Lord Desham
Phillip Terry
as Alex Piersen
Bill Goodwin
as Mac Tilton
Virginia Welles
as Liz Lorimer
Victoria Horne
as Daisy Gingras
Griff Barnett
as Mr. Norris
Alma Macrorie
as Belle Ingham
Bill Ward
as Griggsy (age 5 1/2)
Arthur Loft
as Mr. Clinton
Virginia Farmer
as Mrs. Clinton
Doris Lloyd
as Miss Pringle
Clyde Cook
as Mr. Harkett
Ida Moore
as Miss Claflin
Mary Young
as Mrs. Nix
Chester Clute
as Clarence Ingham
Crane Whitley
as Police Captain
Leyland Hodgson
as Porter at Reindeer Club
Will Stanton
as Funny Little Waiter
William Hunter
as Policeman
Jack Clifford
as Policeman
Jack Rogers
as Cockney Taxi Driver
James Millican
as Lt. Flyer
Anthony C. Ellis Jr.
as Messenger Boy
Billy Ward
as Gregory (younger)
Harlan Briggs
as Dr. McLaughlin
Billy Gray
as Billy Ingham
Gary Gray
as Casey Ingham
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Critic Reviews for To Each His Own

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

Although [writers] Charles Brackett and Jacques Thery are not telling anything new in To Each His Own, which follows the broad pattern of countless tales about the grief of unwed mothers, they have worked in a few refreshing twists.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

There is much more tearful sentiment than strict moral justice in the story, which Is well handled by the cast.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Artistry of Olivia de Havilland as the mother is superb. From the eager, young girl whose first romance ends when her hero is killed before marriage, through to the cold, brusque business woman, her performance doesn't miss a bet.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

To Each His Own is a double helping of expertly stewed, exquisitely served corn.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

A first-class piece of acting by Olivia de Havilland makes this Paramount adaptation of a story by Charles Brackett (who also produced the film) something better than the melodrama it must originally have been, on paper.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

A fine example of the genre, but not for jaded tastes.

April 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for To Each His Own


A little too soapy for my taste but Olivia de Havilland elevates this film several notches and is amply rewarded with an Oscar.

Laura Cameron
Laura Cameron

Super Reviewer


Wonderful tearjerker with a ending that knocks you out.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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