The Blue Veil
First screened in February 2004 / Most recently screened in March 2016
Director: Curtis Bernhardt. Cast: Jane Wyman, Cyril Cusack, Charles Laughton, Richard Carlson, Agnes Moorehead, Gregory Marshall, Gary Jackson, Carleton G. Young, Richard Norris, Jane Liddell, Joan Blondell, Natalie Wood, Warner Anderson, Audrey Totter, Harry Morgan, Everett Sloane, Dee Pollock, Don Taylor, Vivian Vance, Jimmy Hawkins. Screenplay: Norman Corwin (based on the story by François Campaux).

Twitter Capsule: Looks like Wonder Bread, tastes like brioche. A richly satisfying weepie about maternalism and aging. Wyman's peak.

VOR:   Sets itself a quiet, interesting challenge as a two-hour chronicle of love that is also a two-hour tale of repressed and redirected grief. Some turns hokey, others bold.

Photo © 1951 RKO Radio Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

(in February 2004: A–)

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress: Jane Wyman
Best Supporting Actress: Joan Blondell

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Actress (Drama): Jane Wyman

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