H.M. Pulham, Esq.

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1941
  • Running time: 120 min
H. M. Pulham, Esq. is a 1941 American drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the novel H. M. Pulham, Esq. by John P. Marquand, the film is about a middle-aged businessman who has lived a... read more
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H. M. Pulham, Esq. is a 1941 American drama film directed by King Vidor and starring Hedy Lamarr, Robert Young, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the novel H. M. Pulham, Esq. by John P. Marquand, the film is about a middle-aged businessman who has lived a conservative life according to the routine conventions of society, but who still remembers the beautiful young woman who once brought him out of his shell. Vidor co-wrote the screenplay with his wife, Elizabeth Hill Vidor. The film features an early uncredited appearance by Ava Gardner.

Original Release

12/04/1941

US Release

12/04/1941

Cast

Robert Young Harry Pulham / Harry Moulton Pulham
Charles Coburn Mr. Pulham Sr. / John Pulham
Van Heflin Bill King
Hedy Lamarr Marvin Myles / Marvin Myles Ransome
Ruth Hussey Kay Motford / Cordelia 'Kay' Motford Pulham
Fay Holden Mrs. John Pulham
Bonita Granville Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood Mr. Bullard / Mr. 'J.T.' Bullard
Charles Halton Walter Kaufman
Leif Erickson Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

King Vidor

Writers

John P. Marquand, Elizabeth Hill, King Vidor

Cast

Robert Young Harry Pulham / Harry Moulton Pulham
Charles Coburn Mr. Pulham Sr. / John Pulham
Van Heflin Bill King
Hedy Lamarr Marvin Myles / Marvin Myles Ransome
Ruth Hussey Kay Motford / Cordelia 'Kay' Motford Pulham
Fay Holden Mrs. John Pulham
Bonita Granville Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood Mr. Bullard / Mr. 'J.T.' Bullard
Charles Halton Walter Kaufman
Leif Erickson Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown
Phil Brown Joe Bingham
David Clyde Hugh the Butler / Hugh, the Butler
Sara Haden Miss Rollo / Miss Rollo, Harry's Secretary
Oliver Blake Ellsmere, the Artist
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Motford - Kay's Mother
Frank Faylen Marine Sergeant
Ava Gardner Young Socialite
Anne Revere Miss Redfern, John's Secretary
Grant Withers Sammy Lee, Harvard Football Coach
Erville Alderson Mr. Jakes

Producers

King Vidor Producer

Editors

Harold F. Kress, Frank Sullivan

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