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Anyone See Blossoms in the Dust (1941)?


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I am a fan of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon (together, and separately) and decided to give this film a try. Does anyone know how closely based it is on the real Edna Gladney's life? In the film, she had to go through several heartaches, which after each one, I was thinking, "Again?" I did like this film. I think Greer and Walter always had such great chemistry.

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I am a fan of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon (together, and separately) and decided to give this film a try. Does anyone know how closely based it is on the real Edna Gladney's life? In the film, she had to go through several heartaches, which after each one, I was thinking, "Again?" I did like this film. I think Greer and Walter always had such great chemistry.

 

I saw this film on TCM a few years ago and I liked it, but I haven't seen it on since then.

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I am a fan of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon (together, and separately) and decided to give this film a try. Does anyone know how closely based it is on the real Edna Gladney's life? In the film, she had to go through several heartaches, which after each one, I was thinking, "Again?" I did like this film. I think Greer and Walter always had such great chemistry.

see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edna_Gladney

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Am a big fan of Greer Garson and whenever TCM schedules Blossoms In The Dust I try to watch it. I don't know much about the real Edna Gladney except Miss Garson's portrayal in the movie, but the seems to have been an exceptional woman. I really think the film is a particularly good one and Miss Garson and Walter Pidgeon were perfectly matched in this film as in all their movies together. I also am a big Marsha Hunt fan and enjoy watching her films whenever TCM has scheduled them.

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i've always thought it was a little strange that BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST was filmed in such glorious technicolor- likely Mayer's wanting the world to look at his newest protegee Garson in the best light possible- because it doesn't really fit the story, which is kind of gritty and loaded with tragedy.

 

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other than that, it's fine...although its weird that Garson and Pidgeon went on to become such a hot team since his character dies at the halfway mark.

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I enjoyed this story and found the portrayals very moving. Even if the story has been "fictionalized" it's a great lesson for youngsters as to how children had been treated in the past, and old mores. Sometimes, we don't appreciate how far our society has come.

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I enjoyed this story and found the portrayals very moving. Even if the story has been "fictionalized" it's a great lesson for youngsters as to how children had been treated in the past, and old mores. Sometimes, we don't appreciate how far our society has come.

Oh I agree with you. I know, for me, I don't usually think about where America was and how much we've improved. The things in this film seem almost medieval compared to how orphaned children are treated now. It's definitely a different film from some of the other things that were released around the same time, but I do like it.

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