1936. Julia Packett, a London chorus girl, is always in trouble financially, but she always seems to manage to land on her feet by using her feminine wiles to manipulate the men in her life... See full summary »
Edna marries Texan Sam Gladney, operator of a wheat mill. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents and decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings and orphans and begins to place children in good homes, despite the opposition of "conservative" citizens, who would condemn illegitimate children for being born out of wedlock. Eventually Edna leads a fight in the Texas legislature to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from birth records in that state, while continuing to be an advocate for homeless children.Written by
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Opening credits prologue: This is the story of a great woman, and of the great work she is doing for humanity. Her name is Edna Gladney, and she lives in Fort Worth, Texas. We dedicate this picture to her. Let us first take you back to a certain household in Wisconsin at the beginning of the century - See more »
Excellent Powerful Emotional Moving True Story Drama
Blossoms in the Dust is a Excellent Powerful Moving True Story Drama. As others have noted--since it is a true story film--this is an added plus. One reason to see this film alone is Greer Garson. Her acting is superb. She is one of my all time favorite actress's of yesteryear. Walter Pidgeon is wonderful also. Some others that have commented on this film have said that it was fine but their one negative was that the phrase "Darling" was used to much. Yes this is true--but hey folks this was a very common popular word used a lot in the 30's & 40" films.-No big deal--at least it is clean & for all family member's. This great story is basically about Edna-played by Garson who marries Sam-played by Pidgeon-an operator of a wheat mill. They have a son who is killed when he is young. Edna discovers by chance how the law treats children who are without parents & decides to do something about it. She opens a home for foundlings & orphans & begins to place children in good homes-despite the opposition of conservative citizens-narrow minded back them of this subject matter-who would condemn illegitimate children being born out of wedlock. She them fights for them through the court. This is a great classic film.
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