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The Blue Veil (1951)

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »

Directors:

Curtis Bernhardt, Busby Berkeley (uncredited)

Writers:

François Campaux (story), Norman Corwin
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wyman ... Louise Mason
Charles Laughton ... Fred K. Begley
Joan Blondell ... Annie Rawlins
Richard Carlson ... Gerald Kean
Agnes Moorehead ... Mrs. Palfrey
Don Taylor ... Dr. Robert Palfrey
Audrey Totter ... Helen Williams
Cyril Cusack ... Frank Hutchins
Everett Sloane ... District Attorney
Natalie Wood ... Stephanie Rawlins
Vivian Vance ... Alicia
Carleton G. Young ... Henry Palfrey
Alan Napier ... Prof. George Carter
Warner Anderson ... Bill Parker
Les Tremayne ... Joplin
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Storyline

Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges, the children of various employers, grow and soon find themselves ready to face the world. When it seems that she will be alone, the nurse finds that her 'children' have ideas of their own in regards to helping their beloved mentor. Written by alfiehitchie

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Who is the real Mother of this Child? The woman who gave it life... or the woman who gave it love?

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Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1951 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Herz einer Mutter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Jerry Wald hoped to coax Greta Garbo out of retirement for this role. He was unsuccessful. See more »

Quotes

Louise Mason: I don't want anything .I... Are you going to let them take Tony away from me?
District Attorney: Much as I regret to say it, the law doesn't allow that he be left with you.
Louise Mason: She's never been a mother to him. Giving birth to a child doesn't make a mother. What about the thousand and million things that she doesn't know; that she'll never know about him? What does she know about the things that frighten him? Or how to comfort him when he wakes up in the night crying? All the little things about him. What if I had ...
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Crazy Credits

[prologue] "Who raises a child of his own flesh lives with nature; who raises a child of another's lives with God". MERITAS See more »

Alternate Versions

Remake of the french movie 'Le voile bleu' (1942) d. Jean Stelli See more »

Connections

Edited into Falcon Crest: Desperation (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Daddy
Written by Bobby Troup
Sung by Joan Blondell
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One of the best movies ever!
17 March 2001 | by betdav1See all my reviews

The Blue Veil is truly a movie classic. I, too, have searched for it on TV and tape and have not been able to locate it. Is there any way one can request its availability from RKO or elsewhere? Rarely has there been a film with so many star performers! I would like to know the names of the child stars who added so much to the story.

The movie is discussed in the biography called Jane Wyman; the actress and the woman, by Lawrence J. Quirk, and published by Dembner Books in 1986. Since the story covers a 50 year period, the fantastic job of aging Miss Wyman is remarkably accomplished. The book discusses this and other facts of the movie as well as Wyman's many other stellar roles in such films as The Yearling.


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