Edmund Goulding

Edmund Goulding – The Old Maid (1939)

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The movie is about two cousins, Charlotte (Bette Davis) and Delia (Miriam Hopkins), who are in love with the same man (George Brent). Originally he was to marry Delia but looses her to a rich rival. He then turns to Charlotte. He is killed in the fighting before he and Charlotte can marry. Charlotte becomes an unwed mother, an impossible situation for a young woman in the mid-nineteenth century. Charlotte hides the baby among a group of civil war orphans she cares for. She later accepts recently-widowed Delia’s big house, where she installs herself and her daughter, who is told that she’s an orphan. Read More »

George Seaton & Edmund Goulding – The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)

Plot:
In the late 1800s, Miss Pilgrim, a young stenographer, or typewriter, becomes the first female employee at a Boston shipping office. Although the men object to her at first, she soon charms them all, especially the handsome young head of the company. Their romance gets sidetracked when she becomes involved in the Women’s Suffrage movement. Read More »

Edmund Goulding – The Razor’s Edge (1946)

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A adventuresome young man goes off to find himself and loses his socialite fiance in the process. But when he returns 10 years later, she will stop at nothing to get him back, even though she is already married.

Amazon Review:
Beautifully directed by Edmund Goulding, this sumptuous, and prestigious adaptation of Somerset Maugham’s novel was made in 1946 to great acclaim. It’s a tale of manipulation, greed, unrequited love, and the eternal search for spiritual enlightenment. Larry Darrell the central character – and played in the movie by the startlingly attractive Tyrone Power – searches for life’s meaning in a journey that takes him from the high society of Chicago to the coal mines of France and then on to the mountains of the Himalayas. Read More »

Edmund Goulding – Dark Victory (1939)

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Judith Traherne is at the height of young society when Dr. Frederick Steele diagnoses a brain tumor. After surgery she falls in love with Steele. The doctor tells her secretary that the tumor will come back and eventually kill her. Learning this, Judith becomes manic and depressive. Her horse trainer Michael, who loves her, tells her to get as much out of life as she can. She marries Steele who intends to find a cure for her illness. As he goes off to a conference in New York failing eyesight indicates to Judith that she is dying. Read More »