Hilda Crane (1956)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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In this tearjerker, a woman, depressed with the course of her life after two failed marriages and a tepid career, decides to return to her hometown and find happiness with her ex-boyfriend. Unfortunately, his cruel and manipulative mother presents a formidable obstacle to their happiness. To prevent them from marrying, she at first fakes a heart attack, but then ends up dying of the real thing. The couple marries anyway, but the husband's happiness is marred by memories of his mother's death. The lonely wife then begins an affair with a French writer. When the husband finds them in a hotel room, the affair ends. It is not long before the despondent woman tries to take her life. Fortunately she fails, and things begin to improve when her husband releases his guilt and begins concentrating on their marriage.

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boyfriend, college, death, disapproval, divorce, domination [influence], extramarital-affair, fake, France, gossip, guilt, haunted, heart-attack, hometown, husband, love, marriage, motel, mother, parent, past, return, suicide, writing