My Foolish Heart Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

My Foolish Heart

Producer Samuel Goldwyn dishes up sentiment by the bowlful with My Foolish Heart. Susan Hayward is (somewhat unconvincingly) cast as a wide-eyed girl from Idaho who meets bon vivant Dana Andrews at a Manhattan party. Their brief affair results in a pregnancy, but since Andrews has been killed in the war, Hayward marries a man she doesn’t love to give her child a name. The experience turns the girl into an embittered alcoholic, but she sees the light before she can cause grief for her baby. Based on a story by J. D. Salinger (the only one of this reclusive author’s stories ever translated to film), My Foolish Heart strains credulity to the breaking point, but was popular enough to yield a hit title song, which is still a standard on “easy listening” FM radio stations.

Release date: Dec 25, 1949
Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn Company
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Genre: Classics,Drama,Romance

My Foolish Heart Caste and Crew
Director: Mark Robson
writer: Julius J. Epstein,Philip G. Epstein
Susan Hayward,Dana Andrews,Kent Smith,Lois Wheeler,Jessie Royce Landis,Robert Keith,Gigi Perreau,Karin [Katharine] Booth,Todd Karns,Phillip Pine,Martha Mears,Edna Holland,Marietta Canty,Barbara Woodell,Regina Wallace,Jerry Paris,Phyllis Coates,Bud Stark,Edward Peil Sr.,Marcel de la Brosse,Billy Lord,Tom Gibson,Bob Strong,Kay Marlowe,Sam Ash,Kerry O’Day