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      None but the Lonely Heart

      Released Oct 17, 1944 1h 53m Drama List
      Reviews 53% Audience Score 500+ Ratings In pre-World War II London, Ernie Mott (Cary Grant), a Cockney layabout whose father was killed during World War I, learns that his mother, Ma (Miss Ethel Barrymore), is dying of cancer. In an effort to relieve his mother from the strain of running her shop on her own, Ernie pledges to help her with the business. Ma's failing health and financial desperation lead her to engage in some crooked business dealings, while Ernie courts trouble as he gets involved with a beguiling gangster's wife. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Clifford Odets' sentimental family melodrama is mostly known today for earning Cary Grant, who's cast against type, competitive Oscar nomination. Rated: C+ Jun 13, 2012 Full Review John J. Puccio Movie Metropolis ...quite a change of pace for romantic leading man Cary Grant. Rated: 7/10 Aug 22, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews This depressing and moody melodrama marks the directorial and screenwriting debut for playwright Clifford Odets. Rated: B- Mar 11, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jeff S Good movie with a strange ending. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review John F This is a sweet movie with a forties film noir feel to it. Cary Grant steps out of screwball comedy roll to play a delightful rogue with perfect pitch, who returns to the poor streets of his London youth and finds his mother ailing, and the streets ruled by gangsters. No more spoilers. Some amazing supporting performances. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/18/23 Full Review steve d Cary Grant's great performance makes it worth it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Unbearably tedious and boring film. Cary is brave to try it and I’m glad Ethel has an Oscar she never cared about, but avoid this misfire at all costs. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/25/20 Full Review jona i Change of pace for Cary Grant in this well-defined coming-of-age story. And while it has some lofty artfulness, everything here just kinda floats along, which isn't that exciting. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A noble effort, and kudos to Cary for attempting it... but this is a monumental bore. Few liked it in 1944, and its harder to care or like it now. Watch about 45 minutes so you get the feel of Grant and Barrymore’s performances, then turn it off and never return. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/21/19 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In pre-World War II London, Ernie Mott (Cary Grant), a Cockney layabout whose father was killed during World War I, learns that his mother, Ma (Miss Ethel Barrymore), is dying of cancer. In an effort to relieve his mother from the strain of running her shop on her own, Ernie pledges to help her with the business. Ma's failing health and financial desperation lead her to engage in some crooked business dealings, while Ernie courts trouble as he gets involved with a beguiling gangster's wife.
      Director
      Clifford Odets
      Producer
      David Hempstead
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 17, 1944, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2009
      Runtime
      1h 53m
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