Lydia

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1941
  • Running time: 104 min
Wealthy Lydia Macmillan (Merle Oberon) meets a former lover, Michael, by chance after many years apart and accepts an invitation to tea at his apartment.There she is astonished to find two more suitors as well as Michael. They seek an understanding of... read more

Wealthy Lydia Macmillan (Merle Oberon) meets a former lover, Michael, by chance after many years apart and accepts an invitation to tea at his apartment.There she is astonished to find two more suitors as well as Michael. They seek an understanding of why none of them managed to win Lydia’s hand, and together relive the past thirty years. The arrival of a fourth guest means that Lydia sees her life in its true perspective.

Original Release

09/25/1941

US Release

09/25/1941

Cast

Merle Oberon Lydia MacMillan
Edna May Oliver Sarah MacMillan
Alan Marshal Richard Mason
Joseph Cotten Michael Fitzpatrick
Hans Jaray Frank Andre
George Reeves Bob Willard
John Halliday Fitzpatrick
Sara Allgood Mary
Billy Ray Johnny
Frank Conlan Old Ned
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Julien Duvivier

Writers

Julien Duvivier, Leslie Bush-Fekete, Ben Hecht, Samuel Hoffenstein, André De Toth

Cast

Merle Oberon Lydia MacMillan
Edna May Oliver Sarah MacMillan
Alan Marshal Richard Mason
Joseph Cotten Michael Fitzpatrick
Hans Jaray Frank Andre
George Reeves Bob Willard
John Halliday Fitzpatrick
Sara Allgood Mary
Billy Ray Johnny
Frank Conlan Old Ned
William Roy Johnny
Evelyn Beresford Sarah's Guest
Tyler Brooke Vaudeville Singer
Harry Cording Hotel House Detective
Hal K. Dawson Hotel Desk Clerk
Jack Deery Ball Guest
Paul Everton Sarah's Guest
Jesse Graves Michael's Servant
Bobbie Hale Bar Patron
Gertrude Hoffman Mrs. Fairfield

Producers

Editors

William Hornbeck

1942OscarBest Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture Nominated
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