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The Secret Heart

The Secret Heart

Director: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
, June Allyson
June Allyson
, Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
, Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
Robert Z. Leonard
The Secret Heart

The Secret Heart

Director: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Claudette Colbert
Claudette Colbert
, June Allyson
June Allyson
, Walter Pidgeon
Walter Pidgeon
, Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore
Robert Z. Leonard

DVD (Full Frame)

$21.99

Overview

The Secret Heart is a psychological drama starring June Allyson as a disturbed teenager obsessed with the memory of her dead father and unable to embrace her stepmother. Following the suicide of her father, Penny Addams (Allyson) begins to behave strangely, even locking herself in her room and playing the piano in his memory. Greatly worried, Penny's brother, Chase (Robert Sterling), and stepmother, Lee (Claudette Colbert), consult a psychiatrist, Dr. Rossiger (Lionel Barrymore), who suggests that Penny be returned to the family's country home. Since the site is where the suicide took place, Rossiger believes that confronting the scene will force the young woman to mentally face the reality of her father's death. Once there, however, Penny becomes disenchanted with her father's memory -- which causes her to become even more despondent than ever. Eventually, Penny tries to kill herself in the same manner of her father, but she fails, and the healing process proceeds for all concerned. This dark tale, offbeat for its time, was narrated by Hume Cronyn.


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Product Details

Release Date: 07/08/2014
UPC: 0883316288337
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 41,855

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claudette Colbert Lee Addams
June Allyson Penny Addams
Walter Pidgeon Chris Matthews
Lionel Barrymore Dr. Rossiger
Robert Sterling Chase Addams, Jr.
Patricia Medina Kay Burns
Marshall Thompson Brandon Reynolds
Elizabeth Patterson Mrs. Stover
Richard Derr Larry Addams, Sr.
Eily Malyon Miss Hunter
Ann Lace Penny as a Child
Dwayne Hickman Chase as a Child
Drew Demarest Cab Driver
Nicholas Joy Dr. Rossiger
Audrey Totter Brittle Woman
Donald Dewar Page Boy
Barbara Billingsley Saleswoman
Ruth Brady Saleswoman
Chester Clute Old man
Hume Cronyn Man
Frank Darien Mr. Wiggins
Boyd Davis Sheriff
John Webb Dillon Conductor
Harry Hayden Minister
Anna Q. Nilsson Miss Fox
Alex Pollard Butler
Virginia Randolph Salesgirl
Wyndham Standing Butler

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Edward C. Carfagno Art Director
Anne Morrison Chapin Screenwriter
Whitfield Cook Screenwriter
Adrienne Fazan Editor
George Folsey Cinematographer
Rose Franken Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Edwin H. Knopf Producer
William Brown Meloney Original Story
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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