Of Human Hearts (1938) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and John W. Considine Jr..
Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actress||Beulah Bondi||Nominated|
DVD Review: Of Human Hearts (1938)on Feb 6, 2014 From True Classics
Roughly a decade before the Civil War, Reverend Ethan Wilkins (Walter Huston) accepts a position ministering to an isolated, poverty-stricken town in Ohio called Pine Hill. Though the townspeople had promised to pay Ethan an annual salary of $400, he is informed upon his arrival that they cannot aff... Read full article
Of Human Hearts (1938) (2)By Beatrice on Dec 16, 2013 From Flickers in Time
Of Human Hearts Directed by Clarence Brown Written by Bradbury Foote from the story “Benefits Forgot” by Honore Morrow 1938/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Warner Archives DVD This picture has everything going for it but the story was a bit too slight to hook me. Preacher Ethan W... Read full article
Of Human Hearts (1938) (1)By Brandy Dean on Oct 9, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films
Set in Ohio, circa 1845 to 1865, Of Human Hearts tracks the intergenerational conflict between Preacher Ethan Wilkins (Walter Huston) and his son Jason (Jimmy Stewart). While the good reverend is forgiving of his congregants, he is far less sympathetic to the material ambitions of his son. The essen... Read full article
Of Human Hearts(1938).By Dawn on Jul 5, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks
Of Human Hearts(1938). Directed by Clarence Brown.Cast: Walter Huston, James Stewart and Beulah Bondi. Bondi was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The story begins when Rev. Ethan Wilkins moves his family from a wealthy parish in Maryland to an impoverished village on the... Read full article
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Beulah Bondi portrayed James Stewart's mother five times: In It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Of Human Hearts and Vivacious Lady, and once on his television series, The Jimmy Stewart Show.
The title was chosen in a nationwide contest MGM held on its radio program. The winner, high school student Ray Harris, not only won $5,000 but also was a special guest at the world premiere of the movie in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. The film's battle scene cost $50,000 and required 2000 men to film. Ted Healy is on early production charts, but died before the end of filming. He is said to appear in one scene.
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