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Young Widow Details


With still being withheld from general release, Young Widow represented the first time that most filmgoers ever saw Jane Russell on the screen. Unfortunately, she was hardly at her best in this lachrymose tale of a woman named Joan Kenwood, who can't get over her husband's death in WW II. A journalist by profession, Joan is reminded in large ways and small of her late husband during every one of her assignments. Sympathetic ex-soldier Jim Cameron (Louis Hayward) follows Joan around throughout the picture, hoping against hope that she'll eventually forget her husband and pay some attention to him. Featured in the supporting cast is Faith Domergue, who like Jane Russell was a well-endowed Howard R. Hughes "discovery." Young Widow was based on the four-hanky novel by Clarissa Fairchild Cushman. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jane Russell
as Joan Kenwood
Louis Hayward
as Jim Cameron
Faith Domergue
as Gerry Taylor
Marie Wilson
as Mac
Kent Taylor
as Peter Waring
Penny Singleton
as Peg Martin
Connie Gilchrist
as Aunt Cissie
Cora Witherspoon
as Aunt Emeline
Steve Brodie
as Willie
Norman Lloyd
as Sammy
Gerald Mohr
Louise Beavers
James Flavin
as Conductor
Jimmie Dodd
as Officer Friend
George Meader
as Photographer
Dick Wessel
as Cabby
James Burke
as Motorcycle Cop
Harry Barris
as Officer's Club Pianist
George Lloyd
as Man on Platform
William Newell


Edwin L. Marin
Hunt Stromberg
Richard Macaulay
Lee Garmes
Nicolai Remisoff
Production Designer