Give Me Your Heart (1936)

77 or 88 mins | Melodrama | 26 September 1936

Director:

Archie Mayo

Writer:

Casey Robinson

Cinematographer:

Sid Hickox

Editor:

James Gibbon

Production Designers:

Max Parker, Charles Novi

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

Jay Mallory was the pseudonym of British actress Joyce Carey. The film's working titles were I Gave My Heart , I Give My Heart and Sweet Aloes . Warner Bros. studio notes mention that the script was submitted to Ann Harding and Claudette Colbert and that producer Robert Lord suggested Bette Davis for the ... More Less

Jay Mallory was the pseudonym of British actress Joyce Carey. The film's working titles were I Gave My Heart , I Give My Heart and Sweet Aloes . Warner Bros. studio notes mention that the script was submitted to Ann Harding and Claudette Colbert and that producer Robert Lord suggested Bette Davis for the lead. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
9 Jul 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
14 Jul 36
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Jul 36
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
11 Jul 36
p. 2.
Motion Picture Herald
13 Jun 36
p. 38.
Motion Picture Herald
18 Jul 36
p. 52.
New York Times
17 Sep 36
p. 18.
Variety
16 Sep 36
p. l6.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Cosmopolitan Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Sweet Aloes by Jay Mallory (London, 31 Oct 1934).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
I Give My Heart
Sweet Aloes
I Gave My Heart
Release Date:
26 September 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 September 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6600
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
77 or 88
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2291
SYNOPSIS

Belinda Warren is having a love affair with Robert Melford, a British aristocrat, who feels bound to his invalid wife Rosamond, in spite of his affection for Belinda. Unable to continue the affair, Belinda goes to Italy to visit her father, who dies suddenly of a heart attack, leaving her penniless. She returns to England and moves in with her unsympathetic aunt, Esther Warren, where she gives birth to Robert's child. With the help of her friend, author Edward "Tubbs" Barrow, Belinda gives up the baby to the Melfords. Desolate, she goes to the United States, where she meets Jim Baker, a successful American businessman. He falls in love with her and marries her, even though she will not reveal her past. Belinda, who now goes by the nickname "Bill," buries her heartbreak in a meaningless life of parties, but grows increasingly nervous, as she uncontrollably destroys her marriage. Her physician, Dr. Florence Cudahy, suggests psychotherapy, but it is Tubbs who solves Belinda's dilemma when he arranges a meeting among Robert, Rosamond, Jim and Belinda. As the evening progresses, the mysteries of the past become clear to Jim and Rosamond. When Belinda sees how deeply Rosamond loves her son Edward, she is freed from her years of guilt. At last, Belinda sees the depth of Jim's devotion and realizes she is truly in love with ... +


Belinda Warren is having a love affair with Robert Melford, a British aristocrat, who feels bound to his invalid wife Rosamond, in spite of his affection for Belinda. Unable to continue the affair, Belinda goes to Italy to visit her father, who dies suddenly of a heart attack, leaving her penniless. She returns to England and moves in with her unsympathetic aunt, Esther Warren, where she gives birth to Robert's child. With the help of her friend, author Edward "Tubbs" Barrow, Belinda gives up the baby to the Melfords. Desolate, she goes to the United States, where she meets Jim Baker, a successful American businessman. He falls in love with her and marries her, even though she will not reveal her past. Belinda, who now goes by the nickname "Bill," buries her heartbreak in a meaningless life of parties, but grows increasingly nervous, as she uncontrollably destroys her marriage. Her physician, Dr. Florence Cudahy, suggests psychotherapy, but it is Tubbs who solves Belinda's dilemma when he arranges a meeting among Robert, Rosamond, Jim and Belinda. As the evening progresses, the mysteries of the past become clear to Jim and Rosamond. When Belinda sees how deeply Rosamond loves her son Edward, she is freed from her years of guilt. At last, Belinda sees the depth of Jim's devotion and realizes she is truly in love with him. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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