My Foolish Heart
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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… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Salinger was so dismayed at what Hollywood did to his story, that it was the first and last time that they got their hands on one of his stories."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Susan Hayward received the first of her five Oscar nominations fo this well-acted medlodrama (woman's picture), loosely based on J.D. Salinger's story."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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