Close to My Heart (1951)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Paramount's Ray Milland and 20th Century-Fox's Gene Tierney star in Warner Bros.' Close to My Heart. The stars play, respectively, journalist Brad Sheridan and his wife Midge. Unable to have children of her own, Midge opts for adoption, thereby subjecting her husband and herself to the very exacting requirements of adoption agencies. Upon learning of an abandoned child left at a police station, Midge determines to claim the baby for her own, but Brad refuses to go along with his wife's plans until he can find out something more about the child's parents. Brad's feverish above-and-beyond search for the facts make him a highly unreliable adoption risk--but there's still hope for a happy ending. Ironically, star Gene Tierney was still trying to cope with the personal tragedy of giving birth to a severely retarded daughter while filming Close to My Heart.

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adoption, agent [representative], biological-family [vs. adoptive], child, couple, custody, father, husband, killing, lost, love, newspaper, obsession, parent, past, police, reporter, search, toddlers, wife