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Our Very Own

Released Jul 27, 1950 1h 33m Drama List
Reviews 55% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Gail Macaulay (Ann Blyth), an average teenager on the eve of her high school graduation, is shattered when her younger sister blurts out the secret she's just discovered: Gail is adopted. Though Gail's loving mother (Jane Wyatt) begs her forgiveness, and her boyfriend, Chuck (Farley Granger), insists that it doesn't matter, Gail turns away from her family and sets out to find her real mother. But when she meets the sheepish woman (Ann Dvorak), their anticipated reunion does not go as planned. Read More Read Less

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Steve D Nothing New but solid work by all. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review andy h Less Natalie, I mean, what the hell? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Blyth's performance as Gail is simply stiff, as always, never like her. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Melodramatic tale of a senior in high school Daughter finding out she was adopted near her graduation. After meeting her birth Mother, she becomes selfish and indignant, only to be resolved by an old-fashioned happy ending. Ann Blyth is gorgeous in this film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member This was an unusual movie, almost felt like a mood piece. But the performances were lovely and Farley was his typical dreamy self. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Cast: Ann Blyth, Ann Dvorak, Joan Evans, Farley Granger, Natalie Wood, Phyllis Kirk, Gus Schilling, Jane Wyatt, Donald Cook Director: David Miller Summary: Joyfully preparing for her high-school graduation, and her 18th birthday, Gail Mccauley stumbles across a family secret. Contrary to what she's been raised to believe, Gail's parents are not her biological parents; she was adopted. My Thoughts: "Loved the movie. I felt awful for the way Gail finds out. No one should find out that kind of news in that particular way. Her sister Joan is so jealous and catty. She's definitely the mean girl in the movie. But you see how awful she feels in the aftermath of her temper tantrum. You also feel a little resentment towards Gail for how she treats her adopted parents even though she is justified in her feelings. Great classic." Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Gail Macaulay (Ann Blyth), an average teenager on the eve of her high school graduation, is shattered when her younger sister blurts out the secret she's just discovered: Gail is adopted. Though Gail's loving mother (Jane Wyatt) begs her forgiveness, and her boyfriend, Chuck (Farley Granger), insists that it doesn't matter, Gail turns away from her family and sets out to find her real mother. But when she meets the sheepish woman (Ann Dvorak), their anticipated reunion does not go as planned.
Director
David Miller
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jul 27, 1950, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Nov 18, 2020
Runtime
1h 33m
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