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i only want to see this move again because it is the first movie i ever saw. other reviews criticize allyson because she is too old to play a 17 yr girl, i agree. A little bit of Claudette goes a long way, but I would love to see it again. bravo all barrymores
The Secret Heart ....
Yeah, I'm not a fan of June Allyson either, Gypsy. There's just something about her that, I don't know, annoys me. But like you I tried not to let that spoil the movie. She plays a looney tune and it fits her. Besides, most of the action seems to revolve around Claudette and Walter's characters anyway. Oh, and of course, Lionel Barrymore is always a treat to see in any film!
This Movie Presents a Problem and a Solution
Here's a problem I sometimes have when watching all these films on TCM: Sometimes I really just don't like an actor. There's no real reason behind it and nothing against them.. they're just not my cup of tea. So, I'm not a big June Allyson fan, but I don't want to not like a movie just because she's in it. I was kind of struggling with that while watching this movie. It's an interesting film. It has a different storyline that's worth seeing. Well, here's what I realized while watching this movie.. I really like Lionel Barrymore. In fact, he's like an anchor of comfort to me. I thought about all the movies I've seen him in and it's like he's a lighthouse telling me it's okay.. it's all going to work out just fine. I can hear his clear and distinctive voice speaking to me through the storm letting me know the end of the turbulence is near and blue skies are ahead. It's funny I never realized this before. I never realized how glad I was to see him in a film, but it's true. As soon as he appears in a film I'm watching I feel the serene presence of an old soul sharing all his wisdom with me for that moment.. a moment that has thankfully transcended time. Problem solved.
The Secret Heart
- Mr. Blandings
Engaging film that doesn't get too bogged down in the drama of it all. It's "real life" humorous scenes went a long way in counteracting too much sentimentality or moroseness. As usual, Claudette Colbert makes this film, and her chemistry with Walter Pidgeon is surprisingly good. Robert Sterling, who plays her devoted step-son, is exceptionally good, as well.
The Secret Heart
A very great movie with the best stars of the silver screen. Quite impressed with Claudette Colbert. Although I remember seeing her when I was very young I never realized what a great actress she really was. This accounts for her appearance in so many movies at the time.
Colbert is great; Allyson is miscast
Claudette Colbert as a commercial real estate business woman and mother is great in this film. But 29-year-old June Allyson as a 17-year-old? Surely MGM had a younger actress who would have been more believable in the part of Penny.
Why are you hiding this great film?
Please release "The Secret Heart" or schedule it on TCM soon! Haven't seen it in ages. One of my favorite CC films. Thanks
PLEASE RELEASE "THE SECRET HEART"!!
I'd love to see this movie, but I can't find it anywhere. If they release it, I'll buy it!