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One Mile from Heaven

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One Mile from Heaven is a 1937 American drama film directed by Allan Dwan and written by Lou Breslow and John Patrick. The film stars Claire Trevor, Sally Blane, Douglas Fowley, Fredi Washington, Joan Carroll and Ralf Harolde.[1][2][3] The film was released on August 18, 1937, by 20th Century Fox.

One Mile from Heaven
One Mile from Heaven poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Sol M. Wurtzel
Screenplay by Lou Breslow
John Patrick
Story by Robin Harris
Alfred Golden
Starring Claire Trevor
Sally Blane
Douglas Fowley
Fredi Washington
Joan Carroll
Ralf Harolde
Cinematography Sidney Wagner
Edited by Fred Allen
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • August 18, 1937 (1937-08-18)
Running time
67 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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PlotEdit

While investigating a bogus murder story in a black neighborhood, a reporter, Lucy "Tex" Warren ([Claire Trevor]) notices little girl named Sunny who appears to be white. Tex also encounters Sunny's mother, Flora Jackson ([Fredi Washington]), a black seamstress. Suspicious of the claim, Tex and other reporters investigate, only to turn up evidence (photos and a hospital record) that support Flora's claim. Tex then encounters a prison convict who claims that Sunny is the child of a deceased criminal Cliff Lucas, who took the baby from his wife, Barbara ([Sally Blane]) when she attempted to leave him and then hired Flora to take care of the child. After Lucas was killed by police, Flora did not want the baby to go to an orphanage, so she reared Sunny as her own. Barbara, on being informed that her daughter is still alive (Cliff Lucas had told her that the baby had drowned), applies to recover her child and, after seeing Flora's strong attachment to Sunny, asks Flora to live with them as a nurse. Meanwhile, the judge forbids Tex to publish the story, feeling that the notoriety would negatively affect Sunny.[4]

According to the Museum of Modern Art in 2013, One Mile from Heaven was "the last of the six Claire Trevor 'snappy' vehicles [Allan] Dwan made for Fox in the 1930s tests the limits of free expression on race in Hollywood while sometimes straining credulity."

CastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "One Mile from Heaven (1937) - Overview". TCM.com. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  2. ^ "One-Mile-From-Heaven - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  3. ^ "One Mile from Heaven". Afi.com. Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  4. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/85706/One-Mile-from-Heaven/

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