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Follow Your Heart (NBC 1953-1954, Sallie Brophy, Grant Richards)

Soap opera Follow Your Heart was created by Radio stalwart Elaine Carrington and based on her long running radio show When a Girl Marries which ran for 19 years from 1939 to 1958 but this was a much different show in the main.

Main character was well off Julie Fielding who lived with her family in Philadelphia’s Ardmore area, Julie was engaged to Harry Phillips at the start of the show but after meeting research assistant Harry Phillips at her engagement party she breaks things off with Harry.

The rest of the plotline then concerned Julie and Peter edging towards a relationship but he being somewhat hesitant because of Julie’s upper-class background.

Other regulars were Julie’s family, her father Sam (who actually didn’t live with the family but rather lived in a hotel), her mother and her sister Jocelyn. NBC cancelled the series after only six months on the air.

production details
USA / NBC / x50 minute episodes / Broadcast Monday 8 March 1953 – Friday 1 September 1954 Shown weekdays @ 11.45am in black and white

cast
SALLIE BROPHY as Julie Fielding
GRANT RICHARDS as Peter Davis
JOHN SEYMOUR as Samuel Tilden Fielding
LAURA WEBER as Jocelyn Fielding
HOWARD ERSKINE as Harry Phillips