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Our Very Own (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 27 July 1950 (USA)
Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in ... See full summary »

Director:

David Miller

Writer:

F. Hugh Herbert
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Blyth ... Gail Macaulay
Farley Granger ... Chuck
Joan Evans ... Joan Macaulay
Jane Wyatt ... Mrs. Fred (Lois) Macaulay
Ann Dvorak ... Mrs. Gert Lynch
Donald Cook ... Fred Macaulay
Natalie Wood ... Penny Macaulay
Gus Schilling ... Frank, TV Repairman
Phyllis Kirk ... Zaza
Jessica Grayson Jessica Grayson ... Violet
Martin Milner ... Bert
Kipp Hamilton ... Gwendolyn (as Rita Hamilton)
Ray Teal ... Mr. Jim Lynch
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Gail discovers the shocking news that she is adopted during a heated argument with her sister, Joan. With the reluctant support of her adoptive parents and baby sister, Penny, Gail goes in search of her biological mother and true identity. Written by Anonymous

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SAMUEL GOLDWYN'S unforgettable, compelling entertainment triumph!

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Commencement See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The inscription on Gail's locket reads : "From Mother and Daddy 6-14-49" See more »

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Happy Birthday
(uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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Melodramatic movie with interesting topic
27 November 2001 | by banseSee all my reviews

Director David Miller takes us into the lives of a homespun family where everything appears to be peachy until one of the teens find out that she is adopted. After such a shock she eventually wants to locate her birth mother and thats when "Our Very Own" gets interesting. The dependable cast includes Ann Blyth as the adoptee, Joan Evans and Natalie Wood her sisters, Jane Wyatt and Donald Woods their parents, Farley Granger and Martin Milner as the guys who console the gals. However its Ann Dvorak as the distraught birth mother who walks away with the picture with her usual expertise. Although this Samuel Goldwyn production didn't meet critical expectations it did make money for RKO Studios.


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