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My Reputation Details

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A woman struggling to rebuild her life becomes the victim of uncharitable rumors in this sudsy drama. After the recent death of her husband, and with her sons away at school, Jessica Drummond (Barbara Stanwyck) is lonely and out of sorts -- and uninterested in the potential suitors her mother, Mrs. Kimball (Lucile Watson), chooses for her. Jessica joins her close friend Ginna Abbott (Eve Arden) on a skiing trip and meets Maj. Scott Landis (George Brent), a handsome man who is clearly attracted to her. Jessica makes it clear that she has no interest in a short-term fling, and upon returning home, she meets Frank Everett (Warner Anderson), a sweet but dull man whom she begins dating. Frank is willing to marry Jessica, but by chance she meets Scott again, and while she's not willing to be seduced by him, she finds him more exciting and alluring than Frank. As Jessica debates the merits of passion vs. security, she becomes the subject of mean-spirited gossipmongers who speculate that her relationship with Scott has become inappropriately intimate for a new widow. My Reputation was shot in 1944, but it wasn't released until 1946, as the studio believed that it would be better received after the end of WWII. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Barbara Stanwyck
as Jessica Drummond
George Brent
as Maj. Scott Landis
Lucile Watson
as Mrs. Kimball
Eve Arden
as Ginna Abbott
Warner Anderson
as Frank Everett
John Ridgely
as Cary Abbott
Robert Shayne
as "Hank" Hawks
Esther Dale
as Anna
Jerome Cowan
as George Van Orman
Scotty Beckett
as Kim Drummond
Leona Maricle
as Riette Van Orman
Mary Servoss
as Mary
Cecil Cunningham
as Mrs. Thompson
Ann E. Todd
as Gretchen Van Orman
Janis Wilson
as Penny Boardman
Oliver Blake
as Dave
Charles Jordan
as Butcher
Fred Kelsey
as Conductor
Bruce Warren
as Man in Bar
Harry Seymour
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Frank Darien
as Elevator Operator
Hugh Prosser
as Les Hanson
Helen Eby-Rock
as Mrs. Hanson
Dan Dowling
as Party Guest
Rosalie Roy
as Party Guest
Sam McDaniel
as Johnson
Dick Winslow
as Orchestra Leader
Dick Elliott
as Tipsy Man
Dan Dowling
as Party Guest
Dick Winslow
as Orchestra Leader
Sam McDaniel
as Johnson
Charles Jordan
as Butcher
Rosalie Roy
as Party Guest
Harry Seymour
as Hotel Desk Clerk
Fred Kelsey
as Conductor
Helen Eby-Rock
as Mrs. Hanson
Bruce Warren
as Man in Bar
Hugh Prosser
as Les Hanson
Oliver Blake
as Dave
Frank Darien
as Elevator Operator

Crew

Curtis Bernhardt
Director
Henry Blanke
Producer
James Wong Howe
Cinematographer
Max Steiner
Composer (Music Score)
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
David Weisbart
Editor
Anton Grot
Production Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Roy Davidson
Special Effects
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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