My Heart Belongs to Daddy (1942)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 7, 1942 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A most uncharacteristic assignment for director Robert Siodmak, My Heart Belongs to Daddy was scripted by F. Hugh Herbert, of The Moon is Blue fame (or notoriety). Martha O'Driscoll stars as a widowed, pregnant exotic dancer, forced by circumstance to stopover at the household of widowed scientist Richard Carlson, his domineering mother-in-law Florence Bates, and his overjudgemental sister-in-laws Frances Gifford and Velma Berg. O'Driscoll's impending motherhood throws the cozy little household into a frenzy, especially when Carlson insist that she stay despite the protest of his contentious in-laws. Cecil Kellaway steals the film as the pixieish, astonishingly resourceful cabdriver who brought O'Driscoll to Carlson's doorstep in the first place. A warm comedy-drama with mystical undertones, My Heart Belongs to Daddy may is low of budget but high in entertainment value.

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astrophysics, butler, dance [art], forbidden-love, love, pregnancy, professor, romance, widow/widower