In this family saga, Mrs. Parkington recounts the story of her life, beginning as a hotel maid in frontier Nevada where she is swept off her feet by mine owner and financier Augustus Parkington. He moves them to New York, tries to remake her into a society woman, and establishes their home among the wealthiest of New York's high society. Family and social life is not always peaceful, however, and she guides us, in flashbacks, through the rises and falls of the Parkington family fortunes.
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November 1944 (USA)
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(Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 25, 1946 with Greer Garson
and Walter Pidgeon
reprising their film roles. See more
The gypsy fiddler plays Johann Strauss
's "Roses from the South" on violin in a scene set in 1872, but that music was written in 1880. See more
[to Al Swann
Well, what do you think of us? We're quite a family, don't you think? This is my wife Helen and my son Jack.
Well, you'll have to go some to catch up with us. We've been married 23 years now and no regrets, have we darling?
It's a little late for regrets.
In the European released version, Cecil Kellaway
was replaced by 'Hugo Haas' and the role was changed to "Balkan King." Also, Tala Birell
's character was changed to simply "Countess" instead of "Lady Norah Ebbsworth." Three actors in casting call lists but who were not in the U.S. print (Ann Codee
, George Davis
and Frank Reicher
may also have been in this version (see the trivia section.) See more
Featured in Twenty Years After
The Wedding March
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played by a band, including Franco Corsaro
on violin, in the bridal suite at the Hotel Royal
Reprised on piano by Agnes Moorehead See more