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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

Cast

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
Harry Barris
as Officer's Club Pianist
James Burke
as Motorcycle Cop
Jimmie Dodd
as Officer Friend
James Flavin
as Conductor
George Lloyd
as Man on Platform
George Meader
as Photographer
Gerald Mohr
William Newell
Dick Wessel
as Cabby
Louise Beavers
James Flavin
as Conductor
Jimmie Dodd
as Officer Friend
Dick Wessel
as Cabby
George Meader
as Photographer
James Burke
as Motorcycle Cop
George Lloyd
as Man on Platform
Harry Barris
as Officer's Club Pianist

Crew

Edwin L. Marin
Director
Hunt Stromberg
Producer
Richard Macaulay
Screenwriter
Lee Garmes
Cinematographer
Nicolai Remisoff
Production Designer
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