About

Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with...

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Directed by

Douglas Sirk

Written by

Allan Scott (Screenplay)
Eleanore Griffin (Screenplay)
Fannie Hurst (Novel)

Runtime

125 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Fannie Hurst's best selling novel of today's tormented generation!

Cast

Keywords

family motherhood

Photos

Lists

#170 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role