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After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash, she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child.
Mary Astor won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this film despite the fact she gave the only nominated performance in the category that was not in a Best Picture nominee.
So You never had a child of your own, huh?
Maggie Patterson Van Allen: No
Dr. Ferguson: Mm. A Pity. Just the sort of woman that should have them. Oh well, You'll have plenty of time.
Maggie Patterson Van Allen: I suppose so.
Dr. Ferguson: It spells life with capital letters. A woman without a child is like a man without an arm. The...
A key plot point in the first half concerns Sandra Kovac (Mary Astor) being asked by Peter van Allen (George Brent) to go through their marriage ceremony a second time, when her divorce from her previous husband becomes final. The date when this supposedly occurs is the following Tuesday, but Sandra refuses, stating that she will be playing a concert with the Philadelphia Symphony on that day. This is repeated several times, by both Sandra and her agent (Grant Mitchell). However, when the scene eventually changes to Maggie (Bette Davis) visiting Sandra backstage as the concert is ending, the camera zooms into a large poster proclaiming that she is actually performing with the Pennsylvannia Symphony Orchestra, not the Philadelphia.
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