Jan. 18, 2011
17. To Each His Own (1946)
Starring Olivia de Havilland, John Lund
Screenplay by Charles Brackett & Jacques Thery from a story by Charles Brackett
Produced by Charles Brackett
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Plot: “A single mother gives up her son, then fights to remain a part of his life.” (from TCMDb)
I think this film would be classified as a “women’s picture”. I thought it was okay—very heartbreaking at times and a with sweet ending. Olivia de Havilland is great in her first Oscar-winning role (John Lund I don’t really care for, though). I guess this film just isn’t my kind of movie. It seems a little weepy and sentimental to me. I feel like my heart must be made of stone to say that, as this is the kind of movie everyone accuses you of not having a pulse if you don’t really care for it. But for whatever reason, I just haven’t been in the mood for these types of dramas lately.
P.S. Sorry for the watermarks on the photo. I had a hard time finding a decent picture to accompany this review.