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Smilin' Through (1941)

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100 min | Musical, War, Fantasy

John Carteret has long been depressed and lonely, because, at his wedding years ago, his bride, Moonyean, was murdered. He accepts into his house Kathleen, the 5 year old orphaned niece of Moonyean, and she quickly grows up to look just ...See moreJohn Carteret has long been depressed and lonely, because, at his wedding years ago, his bride, Moonyean, was murdered. He accepts into his house Kathleen, the 5 year old orphaned niece of Moonyean, and she quickly grows up to look just like her aunt. Kathleen meets and falls in love with a mysterious stranger from America, Kenneth Wayne. When John hears of this he is furious, and we learn that it was Kenneth's father, Jeremy, who had killed Moonyean years before. John carries his grudge against Jeremy to the new generation, and threatens to ruin his niece's happiness, but he softens in the end. Written by John Oswalt See less
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Writers
Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play) | John L. Balderston (screen play) (as John Balderson) | Jane Cowl (based on the play by) | Jane Murfin (based on the play by)
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Updated Oct 31, 1941

Release date
Oct 1941 (United States)

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16 cast members
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Jeanette MacDonald
Kathleen / Moonyean Clare Kathleen / Moonyean Clare   See fewer
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Brian Aherne
Sir John Carteret Sir John Carteret   See fewer
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Gene Raymond
Kenneth 'Ken' Wayne / Jeremy 'Jerry' Wayne Kenneth 'Ken' Wayne / Jeremy 'Jerry' Wayne   See fewer
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Ian Hunter
Reverend Owen Harding Reverend Owen Harding   See fewer
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Eric Lonsdale
Charles, Kenneth's Batman Charles, Kenneth's Batman   See fewer
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Jackie Horner
Kathleen, as a Child Kathleen, as a Child   See fewer
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David Clyde
Sexton Sexton   See fewer
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Frances Carson
Dowager Dowager   See fewer
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Douglas Beattie
Baritone in "Recessional" (uncredited) Baritone in "Recessional" (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marguerite Campbell
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nan Merriman
Mezzo-Soprano in 'Recessional' (uncredited) Mezzo-Soprano in 'Recessional' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wyndham Standing
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emily West
Chorus Singer (uncredited) Chorus Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 300 votes