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''Never Fear'' a.k.a. ''The Young Lovers''(1949) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.

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''Never Fear'' a.k.a. ''The Young Lovers''(1949) Lovers'' (1949) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.


''Never Fear'' (1949) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.

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''Never Fear'' (1949) a.k.a. ''The Young Lovers''(1949) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.


The film follows dancing duo Carol Williams (Forrest) and Guy Richards (Brasselle). After spending years scrapping by and working themselves to the bone, they’re finally on their way to the big time and plan to marry, too.

Tragedy strikes, however, when Carol contracts polio. Guy thinks this is only putting their dreams on hold, but Carol thinks it’s the end of everything.
Even with all her negativity, Guy does everything he can to help with Carol’s recovery. Carol, on the other hand, has hit a mental brick wall not sure if she ever wants to get well. This change in her life causes her to lash out at Guy and their life together seems uncertain.

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The film follows dancing duo Carol Williams (Forrest) and Guy Richards (Brasselle). After (Brasselle) who, after spending years scrapping by and working themselves to the bone, they’re are finally on their way to the big time road to stardom and plan to marry, too.

Tragedy strikes, however, when Carol contracts polio. Guy thinks this is only putting their dreams on hold, supportive, but Carol thinks it’s is understandably devastated.

Even with all her negativity, Guy does everything he can to help with her recovery. Carol, on
the end of everything.other hand, has hit a mental brick wall; she's not sure if she ever wants to get well. This sudden change causes her to lash out at Guy and their life together seems uncertain.
Even with all her negativity, Guy does everything he can to help with Carol’s recovery. Carol, on the other hand, has hit a mental brick wall not sure if she ever wants to get well. This change in her life causes her to lash out at Guy and their life together seems uncertain.



Polio currently is one of the few eradicated diseases in the Western Hemisphere since 1994. Even if it lives on in other parts of the world, it has increasingly been reduced due to vaccination.

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Since 1994, Polio is currently is one of the few eradicated diseases in the Western Hemisphere since 1994. Even if Hemisphere. Although it lives does live on in other parts of the world, it has been increasingly been reduced due to vaccination.



* AnnoyingPatient: Carol angrily lashes out at everyone, including her doctors and fellow patients in the polio facility. They keep telling her that her improvement depends mostly on her not giving up.

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* AnnoyingPatient: Carol angrily lashes out at everyone, including her doctors and fellow patients in the polio facility. They keep telling her that her improvement depends mostly on her put in the effort and not giving up.



* {{Determinator}}: Once Carol decides that she wants to get well and isn’t a “cripple”, she devotes herself to her physiotherapy.

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* {{Determinator}}: Once Carol decides that she wants to get well and isn’t a “cripple”, “cripple” (her words), she devotes herself to her physiotherapy.



* DreamCrushingHandicap: Carol loses the mobility of her muscles and has to learn how to walk again. This was essentially a dancer’s worst nightmare.

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* DreamCrushingHandicap: Carol loses the mobility of her muscles and has to basically learn how to walk again. This was essentially is a dancer’s worst nightmare.



* {{Jerkass}}: Carol becomes depressed and lashes out against her loved ones.
* LoveTriangle: Carol loves Guy but Carol begins to fall for one of the polio patients in the ward.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Carol becomes depressed and lashes out against her loved ones. \n Guy, who has been an angel the whole, eventually decides to leave her when he realizes that she's pushing him aside out of anger.
* LoveTriangle: Carol loves Guy but Carol begins to fall for one of the polio patients in the ward. The patient, however, doesn't reciprocate.



* StoppedCaring: Carol completely gives up on her physiotherapy when she feels like there’s no point to her recovering.

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* StoppedCaring: Carol completely gives up on her physiotherapy when she feels like there’s no point to her recovering. recovering if she can't dance again.


* IllGirl: Carol. It’s, however, not romanticized.

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* IllGirl: Carol. It’s, however, not romanticized. Her recovery is slow, and by the end of the film, she's made progress but still has a long way to go.


This film was not only topical but also biographical: Creator/IdaLupino contracted polio at sixteen, when she was becoming a rising actor which informed her screenplay and added another layer of reality to it.

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This film was not only topical but also biographical: Creator/IdaLupino contracted polio at sixteen, when she was becoming a rising sixteen as an up-and-coming actor which not only informed her screenplay and but added another layer of reality to it.


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''Never Fear'' (1950) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.

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''Never Fear'' (1950) (1949) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.

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''Never Fear'' (1950) is an Creator/IdaLupino directed film starring Sally Forrest and Keefe Brasselle.

The film follows dancing duo Carol Williams (Forrest) and Guy Richards (Brasselle). After spending years scrapping by and working themselves to the bone, they’re finally on their way to the big time and plan to marry, too.

Tragedy strikes, however, when Carol contracts polio. Guy thinks this is only putting their dreams on hold, but Carol thinks it’s the end of everything.
Even with all her negativity, Guy does everything he can to help with Carol’s recovery. Carol, on the other hand, has hit a mental brick wall not sure if she ever wants to get well. This change in her life causes her to lash out at Guy and their life together seems uncertain.

At this time in history, [[https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2012/10/16/162670836/wiping-out-polio-how-the-u-s-snuffed-out-a-killer polio was the number one communicative disease in the United States]], causing permanent paralysis and death for thousands of children and adults.
This film was not only topical but also biographical: Creator/IdaLupino contracted polio at sixteen, when she was becoming a rising actor which informed her screenplay and added another layer of reality to it.

Polio currently is one of the few eradicated diseases in the Western Hemisphere since 1994. Even if it lives on in other parts of the world, it has increasingly been reduced due to vaccination.
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*AnnoyingPatient: Carol angrily lashes out at everyone, including her doctors and fellow patients in the polio facility. They keep telling her that her improvement depends mostly on her not giving up.
*BuryYourDisabled: Averted: No one dies because of their disability.
*CrapsackWorld: Carol contracts polio, can’t dance, and breaks things off with Guy.
*TheDiseaseThatShallNotBeNamed: Averted: Polio is named out front and centre.
*{{Determinator}}: Once Carol decides that she wants to get well and isn’t a “cripple”, she devotes herself to her physiotherapy.
*DownerBeginning: Carol contracts polio and all her dreams seem lost.
*DoubleAct: Carol and Guy are a dancing duo.
*DreamCrushingHandicap: Carol loses the mobility of her muscles and has to learn how to walk again. This was essentially a dancer’s worst nightmare.
*FlowersOfRomance: Guy steals gardenias to give to Carol.
*IllGirl: Carol. It’s, however, not romanticized.
*{{Jerkass}}: Carol becomes depressed and lashes out against her loved ones.
*LoveTriangle: Carol loves Guy but Carol begins to fall for one of the polio patients in the ward.
*RealLifeWritesThePlot: Lupino’s own battle with polio informed her screenplay.
*StoppedCaring: Carol completely gives up on her physiotherapy when she feels like there’s no point to her recovering.
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