No Sad Songs for Me (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 28, 1950 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 89 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Rudolph Mate directs this sentimental melodrama about a ridiculously self-sacrificing wife based on the book by Ruth Southard and starring a 12-year-old Natalie Wood. Mary Scott (Margaret Sullavan) is pregnant when she finds out that she has terminal cancer with only a few months left to live. She keeps this information a secret from her husband, Brad Scott (Wendell Corey), who is carrying on an affair with his assistant, Chris Radna (Viveca Lindfors). Mary encourages her husband to pursue Chris as a replacement wife and mother after she dies. While on a final vacation with Brad, Mary dies and leaves Chris at home babysitting their daughter, Polly (Natalie Wood). No Sad Songs for Me features an Oscar-nominated score by George Duning.

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child, daughter, death, death-in-family, disease, doctor/nurse, extramarital-affair, family, family-illness, holiday, marriage, mother, pregnancy, terminal-illness, toddlers, victim, wife, dye