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* PlayingGertrude: Jane Wyman was only 38, playing a middle-aged widow with fully grown children.


A classic 1955 {{melodrama}}, reuniting the director (Creator/DouglasSirk) and stars (Jane Wyman and Creator/RockHudson) of ''Film/MagnificentObsession'' from the previous year.

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A classic 1955 {{melodrama}}, reuniting the director (Creator/DouglasSirk) and stars (Jane Wyman (Creator/JaneWyman and Creator/RockHudson) of ''Film/MagnificentObsession'' from the previous year.


A classic 1955 {{melodrama}}, reuniting the director (Creator/DouglasSirk) and stars (Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson) of ''Film/MagnificentObsession'' from the previous year.

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A classic 1955 {{melodrama}}, reuniting the director (Creator/DouglasSirk) and stars (Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson) Creator/RockHudson) of ''Film/MagnificentObsession'' from the previous year.


Cary Scott (Wyman) is a widow living in an upper-middle-class suburb somewhere in HollywoodNewEngland. Conflict emerges when she falls in love with younger gardener Ron Kirby (Hudson). Her college-aged, socially ambitious children are outraged to learn of this, citing the impropriety of such a relationship in their snobbish and conservative world. Under pressure, Cary breaks off the relationship.

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Cary Scott (Wyman) is a widow middle-aged-widow living in an upper-middle-class suburb somewhere in HollywoodNewEngland. Conflict emerges when she falls in love with younger gardener Ron Kirby (Hudson). Her college-aged, socially ambitious children are outraged to learn of this, citing the impropriety of such a relationship in their snobbish and conservative world. Under pressure, Cary breaks off the relationship.


A classic 1955 {{melodrama}} directed by Creator/DouglasSirk, starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.

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A classic 1955 {{melodrama}} directed by Creator/DouglasSirk, starring Jane {{melodrama}}, reuniting the director (Creator/DouglasSirk) and stars (Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.
Hudson) of ''Film/MagnificentObsession'' from the previous year.


** The classical Fifties family is exposed as being largely driven by the need to keep up appearances rather than real family feeling. The Mother finding a second love is a social scandal that can affect the job prospects of the son and the daughter's romantic life despite the fact that they are grown-ups who will move away from her.

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** The classical Fifties family is exposed as being largely driven by the need to keep up appearances rather than real family feeling. The Mother finding a [[SecondLove second love love]] is a social scandal that can affect the job prospects of the son and the daughter's romantic life despite the fact that they are grown-ups who will move away from her.


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* RomancingTheWidow

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* StepfordSuburbia

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Film/MagnificentObsession'', which was made one year earlier and was also directed by Sirk and starred Hudson and Wyman.


* CrappyHolidays: "Merry Christmas, Mom! We're moving away and selling the house out from under you. But, hey, here's a TV set to keep you company!"

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* CrappyHolidays: "Merry Christmas, Mom! We're moving away and selling the house out from under you. But, hey, here's a TV set to keep you company!"set!"

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* CrappyHolidays: "Merry Christmas, Mom! We're moving away and selling the house out from under you. But, hey, here's a TV set to keep you company!"


** The biggest joke is the ending where the television set is presented as a solution for Cary's woes, since she can forget her problems by involving herself on some TV shows.

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** The biggest joke is the ending where the television set is presented as a solution for Cary's woes, since she can [[{{Escapism}} forget her problems by involving herself on in some TV shows.shows]].


** The artificial, highly stylized look of colour and sets, with its autumn, sunset orange look shows suburban life as being cold and remote, rather than sunny and warm as per popular post-card images. It makes it much more alienating and desolate a landscape.

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** The artificial, highly stylized look of colour and sets, with its autumn, sunset orange look autumnal sunset-orange look, shows suburban life as being cold and remote, rather than sunny and warm as per popular post-card images. It makes it much more alienating and desolate a landscape.


** The classical Fifties family is exposed as being largely driven for the sake of keeping appearances rather than real family feeling. The Mother finding a second love is a social scandal that can affect the job prospects of the son and the daughter's romantic life despite the fact that they are grown-ups who will move away from her.

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** The classical Fifties family is exposed as being largely driven for by the sake of keeping need to keep up appearances rather than real family feeling. The Mother finding a second love is a social scandal that can affect the job prospects of the son and the daughter's romantic life despite the fact that they are grown-ups who will move away from her.


* MrsRobinson: Well before the TropeNamer and much more sympathetic and seriously done, with the older woman shown with more sympathy and understanding.

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* MrsRobinson: Well before the TropeNamer and much more sympathetic sympathetically and seriously done, with the older woman shown with more sympathy and understanding.


A classic 1955 melodrama directed by Creator/DouglasSirk, starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.

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A classic 1955 melodrama {{melodrama}} directed by Creator/DouglasSirk, starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson.

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