H.M. Pulham, Esq.

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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... 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

12/18/1941

Cast

Robert Young Harry Pulham
Charles Coburn Mr. Pulham Sr.
Van Heflin Bill King
Hedy Lamarr Marvin Myles
Ruth Hussey Kay Motford
Fay Holden Mrs. John Pulham
Bonita Granville Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood Mr. Bullard
Charles Halton Walter Kaufman
Leif Erickson Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

King Vidor

Writers

John P. Marquand, Elizabeth Hill, King Vidor

Cast

Robert Young Harry Pulham
Charles Coburn Mr. Pulham Sr.
Van Heflin Bill King
Hedy Lamarr Marvin Myles
Ruth Hussey Kay Motford
Fay Holden Mrs. John Pulham
Bonita Granville Mary Pulham
Douglas Wood Mr. Bullard
Charles Halton Walter Kaufman
Leif Erickson Rodney 'Bo-Jo' Brown (as Leif Erikson)
Phil Brown Joe Bingham
David Clyde Hugh the Butler
Sara Haden Miss Rollo
Oliver Blake Ellsmere, the Artist (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards Mrs. Motford - Kay's Mother (uncredited)
Frank Faylen Marine Sergeant (uncredited)
Ava Gardner Young Socialite (uncredited)
Anne Revere Miss Redfern, John's Secretary (uncredited)
Grant Withers Sammy Lee, Harvard Football Coach (uncredited)

Producers

King Vidor Producer

Editors

Harold F. Kress, Frank Sullivan

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