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Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #189

Kick-Back Friday: #189

My Foolish Heart_dvd cover_wikipedia_fair use.jpgMy Foolish Heart (1949): A major weepie with Susan Hayward. As an alcoholic and terribly unhappy wife, Hayward recounts the lost love of her life to a visiting college chum. The movie, which is oh-so-loosely based on* J. D. Salinger’s short story “Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut,”** was viewed with such scorn by the author (and critics) that he refused to sell the rights to his other, more famous works for film adaptation. Nevertheless, Hayward and especially Dana Andrews (as her former love) sustain the story and preserve an authentic glimpse of a bygone, melodramatic era.

* Really more, inspired by.
** Originally published in The New Yorker.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.