- Acting of Lead Performers
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Good for the era in which it was filmed.
For the time it was released, it was timely. Looking back at it or from contemporary viewpoint, it is extremely simple and predictable. We are way too sophisticated to enjoy this film as it must have been when made. Great cast, worth watching Ms. Stanwyck at any rate. For classic movie buffs, it is a must.
Otto,Barbara Love Story
Absolutely love this story.Love to see it again soon.
Forever in my heart
- Mary shanley
I loved this movie. It shows how cruel the world can be. I cried at the end.
Kick, kick myself!
Oh, how could I have not taken the time to view this classic. I saw half of the film. I know it is one of Stanwyck's early films. It is also short in length. However, because it is such a gem, would you please, please, consider airing this one again? I would love it if you would. I am sure I'm not the only one who would benefit tremendously from it. Thank you TCM for showing all these wonderful old films, we would never, ever see otherwise.
I am so glad that I caught the movie "Ever in my Heart" last week. I thorough enjoyed the film. It was the first time I saw Barbara Stanwyck in such a gentle role. She shined as the gentle but determined Mary, And the male lead; Otto Kruger was delightful, I loved his ability to play such a gentle loving character with small glimpses occasionally of a iron will beneath. He was charming. I would love to see this movie again, PlEASE show again, and again it is quite an escape, and an amazing story.
All Very Real
Fabulous story, broke my heart. The actors are most effective in conveying and eliciting an emotional response in this viewer...all too real to me. Sorry I never saw the movie before, and will watch it more closely next time!
A Real Stunner
- Allen Despres
I was amazed how good this movie is. Barbara Stanwyck is just marvelous, restrained poignant. Kruger, Bellamy stellar.Makes me want to research the anti-German feeling during WWI, but that is not the real point. It's anti-war message, its powerful portrayal of prejudice against any group and the real nobility of Stanwycks decision, for which she basically has no other choice was like a punch in the stomach.Like The Bitter Tea of General Yen this surprised me in it's sensitivity and compassion.Stanwyck, I believe is one of the greatest actresses of the 20th century. In the Strange Love of Martha Ivers, there are moments when I have never seen better acting, anywhere.Allen Despres
Very good story! Very good film!
It's amazing how in those days they could do a story this big, that feels this full and complete, in just 75 minutes. Today, this would be a bloated 3-hour epic, and with a grandiose but empty soundtrack, as opposed to here -- quiety effective Germanic music. All of the performances were real and grounded. (Interesting to see, by the way, Ruth Donelly and Laura Hope Crews play ordinary people, not loopy characatures.) Watch this one and have a good cry.
Love this movie
I'm not a critic, far from it, but I know what I like and I love this movie. It's a tearjerker alright but it has enough happy events to balance it out. After watching it, I sing that song in my head over and over - Du, Du, etc. I wish this movie were offered on DVD so I could watch it over and over to learn the words to this song.
The ending will stay ever in my heart
- Alice T
Just finished watching "Ever In My Heart" through Slingplayer because I currently live in Brasil. The movie was rather simplistic but it caught fire towards the end. The ending was a surprise; it was unexpected so I give it 3 stars. I love Barbara, she was such a talent and one of the best actresses of all times. Ralph Bellamy and Otto Kruger kept pace with Barbara. I think I'd watch it again.
Ever in My Heart
- gerard arthus
Good film, sad ending.Gerry
Ever In My Heart
- Nancy G
Early Barbara Stanwyck vehicle in which she falls in love at first sight with German, Otto Kruger. The chemistry is palpable. Their relationship starts at the onset of WWI and the effects of prejudice on their family starts a downward spiral of sadness and hopelessness. This sound like a bummer, but it really is a GOOD movie and Babs is WONDERFUL, as usual. The ending is amazing!!