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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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.

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.

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Author Richard Llewellyn was strongly opposed to the casting of Cary Grant, demanding to know how the 40-year-old actor could play a 19-year-old character.
This film marked a return to the big screen after an 11 year absence by star Ethel Barrymore. Prior to making this film, Barrymore had considered movie appearances an inferior art to the stage. However, her time on set, her critical acclaim, and her hefty paycheck changed her mind. After making this film, she moved from New York to California so she could concentrate on making movies instead of Broadway plays.
Ernie's full name is "Ernest Verdun Mott" - named by his father who was at the WWI battle.
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