Movies Adam Had Four Sons (Columbia 1941, Ingrid Bergman, Warner Baxter) Published 8 months ago on September 21, 2018 Set during the early part of the twentieth century, Gregory Ratoff film Adam Had Four Sons constructs the history of a typical American family, held together by their father (WARNER BAXTER) and protective governess (INGRID BERGMAN), through financial crisis and the First World War. Based on the Waltonesque premise that family bonds are unbreakable, the film begins in 1907 as the young Emilie Gallatin (Bergman) arrives from abroad to be the governess of four young boys of a wealthy American family, headed by Adam Stoddard (Baxter). But with the death of Stoddard’s wife and the collapse of his business, the family appears to be falling apart and Emilie has to return home. But the war intervenes, this time for the good of the family, as the boys enlist and make careers in the services and Stoddard’s new business begins to prosper. Bergman is then restored to the household although, with the passing of time, and the growth of the four young boys, life has become more complicated. One of the boys, David (JOHNNY DOWNS) hastily marries Hester (SUSAN HAYWARD) who is determined to upset the careful balance of the household created by Emilie by sleeping with her new husband’s brother. The gentle and affectionate Emilie takes it upon herself to protect the family and is finally rewarded with the love of the father. This was Bergman’s first screen performance since Intermezzo the previous year, with Variety commenting, ‘Miss Bergman turns in a persuasive and sympathetic performance that indicates she could hit substantial box office rating with more frequent assignments’ – if ever a truer word were spoken. production details USA | Columbia | 81 minutes | 1941 Writer: William Harlbut and Michael Blankfort (from the novel Legacy by Charles Bonner Cinematography: Peverell Marley Music: W. Franke Harling Producer: Robert Sherwood Director: Gregory Ratoff cast June Lockhart as Vance Clarence Muse as Sam (uncredited) Fay Wray as Molly Stoddard Johnny Downs as David Stoddard Ingrid Bergman as Emilie Gallatin Warner Baxter as Adam Stoddard Susan Hayward as Hester Stoddard Richard Denning as Jack Stoddard Robert Shaw as Chris Stoddard Charles Lind as Phillip Stoddard (older) Billy Ray as Jack Stoddard (younger) Steven Muller as David Stoddard (younger) Wallace Chadwell as Chris Stoddard (younger) Bobby Walberg as Phillip Stoddard (younger) Helen Westley as Cousin Philippa Pietro Sosso as Otto Billy RayCharles LindClarence MuseFay WrayGregory RatoffIngrid BergmanJohnny DownsJune LockhartMichael BlankfortRichard DenningRobert ShawRomanceSteven MullerSusan HaywardWarner BaxterWilliam Hurlbut Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes5 hours ago Portals to Hell: Emerald Hill Hell House (S1EP5 Travel Fri 24 May 2019) Emerald Hill Hell House: Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman investigate a 19th-century estate in Monongahela, Pa., which is bursting with... 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