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None but the Lonely Heart Overview:

None but the Lonely Heart (1944) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Clifford Odets and produced by David Hempstead and Sherman Todd.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Richard Llewellyn published in 1943.

Academy Awards 1944 --- Ceremony Number 17 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorCary GrantNominated
Best Supporting ActressEthel BarrymoreWon
Best Film EditingRoland GrossNominated
Best Music - ScoringHanns Eisler, C. BakaleinikoffNominated

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None But the Lonely Heart

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 12, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm reviewing the 1944 drama None But the Lonely Heart starring Cary Grant and Ethel Barrymore as a mother and son struggling to make ends meet on London's East End. This article is part of The Barrymore Trilogy Blogathon hosted by In The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Old Hollyw... Read full article


By Crystal Kalyana on Mar 21, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

ETHEL BARRYMORE MONTH NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART ( 1944 ) For my next review for Ethel Barrymore month, I’ve chosen “None But The Lonely Heart”, a film that stars Ethel Barrymore alongside the eminent Cary Grant. “None But The Lonely Heart” is an American classic¬†writte... Read full article

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Ernie Mott: They say money talks... all it's ever said to me is goodbye.

Ernie Mott: I'm so broke I'm in two halves.

Aggie Hunter: Don't worry for me. I'm here if you need me. I can't help my own nature. If I love you it's something I can't help, and something that I need. People are what they are and love what they love, and I don't see any sense in trying to be something else. I wouldn't trade it for a box at the opera, the thing I feel for you. And you can't change it or take it away from me. And there you are mister jack in the box.

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 3, 1946 with Ethel Barrymore and June Duprez reprising their film roles.
According to a 1947 "New York Times" article, Lela E. Rogers, the mother of Ginger Rogers, denounced the script at a committee hearing of HUAC (House Committee on Un-American Activities) as a "perfect example of the propaganda that Communists like to inject" and accused Clifford Odets of being a Communist. Rogers cited the line spoken by "Ernie" to his mother, "You're not going to get me to work here and squeeze pennies out of little people who are poorer than I am," as an example of Communist propaganda. Hanns Eisler, who was nominated for an Academy Award for composing the film's score, was also interrogated by HUAC and was designated as an unfriendly witness for his refusal to cooperate.
According to an article in Hollywood Citizen-News, to secure the services of Ethel Barrymore, the studio had to pay all the expenses incurred by temporarily closing the play "The Corn Is Green", in which she was starring on Broadway.
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