The Guilt of Janet Ames (1947)
Directed by Henry Levin
Genres - Drama | Release Date - Mar 6, 1947 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 81 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In this drama, a soldier's widow, whose husband died a hero in WW II, begins a quest to find the five men whose lives were saved when her husband sacrificed his own life by taking the brunt of a hand grenade blast. Her search begins two years after the war's end, and is an attempt to see if the men were worthy of her husband's death. En route she is slightly hurt in a minor accident and becomes hysterically paralyzed and unable to walk. One of the soldiers she was looking for tries to help her overcome her hysteria by using hypnosis. While she sleeps, he allows her to "talk" to all the soldiers involved in the incident. In this way, she is able to accept her husband's death. Seeing that the hypnotist is himself filled with guilt about the death, she in turn hypnotizes him.
accident, couple, courage, craziness, death, grenade, guilt, help, husband, hypnosis, injury, journey, love, man, meaning-of-life, overcome, paralysis, search, self-sacrifice, soldier, suffering, war, widow/widower, wife