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Ingrid Bergman stars in Adam Had Four Sons, her second American film appearance. Based on a novel by Charles Bonner, the story begins in the early twentieth century, when French governess Emilie Gallatin (Bergman) is hired to care for the four growing sons of wealthy Adam Stoddard (Warner Baxter). The sudden death of Stoddard's wife Molly (Fay Wray) and the loss of his fortune compels Emilie to reluctantly give up her position and head home. Ten years later, Stoddard, having recovered financially, again sends for Emilie, even though his sons have all grown and are about to march off to WW1. Secretly in love with Stoddard, Emilie nonetheless keeps her place, until the libertine behavior of Stoddard's scheming sister-in-law Hester (Susan Hayward) forces Emilie to take drastic action. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Ingrid Bergman
as Emilie Gallatin
Warner Baxter
as Adam Stoddard
Susan Hayward
as Hester
Fay Wray
as Molly
Richard Denning
as Older Jack
Johnny Downs
as Older David
Charles Lind
as Older Phillip
Wallace Chadwell
as Younger Chris
Bobby Walberg
as Younger Phillip
Helen Westley
as Cousin Phillipa
June Lockhart
as Vance
Gilbert Emery
as Dr. Lane
Renie Riano
as Photographer
Clarence Muse
as Sam


Gregory Ratoff
Robert Sherwood
Michael Blankfort
William Hurlbut
Charles Bonner
Book Author
J. Peverell Marley
Rudolph Sternad
Art Director