My Foolish Heart

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  • NR
  • 1950
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.8  (1,278)

My Foolish Heart is a romantic melodrama that tells the story of a young woman named Eloise Winters (Susan Hayward) who is haunted by the memory of her dead lover and musician, Lewis (Dana Andrews). Eloise is narrating the story, looking back upon a time when she was young and naive, and believed in love and the possibilities of life.

The movie opens with Eloise, a successful businesswoman, and her fiancé, Walt (Kent Smith), listening to a recording of Lewis's music. This moment triggers Eloise's memories of Lewis and their love affair. She recounts how they met and fell in love, and how Lewis's music became the soundtrack of their passion. However, their relationship was not without its difficulties, as Lewis was an alcoholic, and his drinking contributed to their turbulent dynamic.

As she reflects on their time together, Eloise returns to the places where they shared their most meaningful moments, such as a jazz club where Lewis played his music. There, she meets a young and talented musician named Steve (Robert Keith), who brings back memories of Lewis's passion for music. Eloise becomes entranced by Steve's talent and begins to form a connection with him, one that mirrors her connection with Lewis.

However, Eloise's relationship with Steve is complicated by her unresolved feelings for Lewis. She is torn between her love for a dead man and her desire for a living one. Meanwhile, Walt becomes increasingly jealous of Eloise’s feelings for Lewis and her connection with Steve.

The tension between the three protagonists heightens as the movie progresses. Eloise is determined to find out what happened to Lewis on the night of his death, and her investigation leads her to discover some unsettling truths about their relationship. In the end, she must confront her past and come to terms with her feelings for Lewis, as well as her love for Steve.

Overall, My Foolish Heart is a poignant and emotional movie that explores the themes of love, loss, and redemption. The performances by Susan Hayward and Dana Andrews are particularly noteworthy, as they bring depth and authenticity to their respective roles. The movie's beautiful score and cinematography add to its melancholic and nostalgic mood. While the plot may be predictable and melodramatic at times, the movie's emotional resonance and enduring appeal make it a classic of its genre.

My Foolish Heart is a 1950 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    6.8  (1,278)