By Gottfried Reinhardt

  • Genre: Gottfried Reinhardt
  • Release Date: 1952-01-29
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 24min
  • Director: Gottfried Reinhardt
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 1.99


No more loneliness. Shy, plain Ellen Bowker has found unexpected fulfillment as the bride of handsome Dan Pierce. What she doesn't know is that Dan was bought and paid for - he's a "gift" from Ellen's wealthy father, who wants his fatally ill daughter to experience romance before she dies. A story that might have been a three-hanky soaper in lesser hands instead exudes luminous emotion, thanks largely to its two stars. As Dan, Van Johnson captures the guilt and untapped decency of a man who falls in love with the woman he married for money. And Dorothy McGuire, whose gentle charm and beauty are ideal for the role, gives a heartbreaking performance as the wife who finally discovers the stunning truth.