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The Old Maid

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Original title
The Old Maid
Year
Running time
95 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Casey Robinson, Zoe Akins (Novel: Edith Wharton)
Music
Max Steiner
Cinematography
Tony Gaudio (B&N)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Drama
Movie Groups
Edith Wharton Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Delia marries Jim, not Joe After Delia breaks her engagement to Clem and marries Jim, Clem promises to marry Delia's cousin Charlotte, but he dies at the battle of Vicksburg leaving Charlotte an unwed mother. She and her daughter Tina, presumably an orphan, move in with Delia who legally adopts the girl. Charlotte watches her daughter grow up and get married, never able to claim her as her own. CORRECTION; Delia breaks her engagement to Clem, in favor of wealthy Jim. Cousin Charlotte comforts Clem, and becomes pregnant. Clem dies in the war before he can marry her, and Charlotte raises her daughter as a "foundling." When Jim's brother, Joe, falls in love with Charlotte, Delia, out of spiteful jealousy, destroys the forthcoming wedding, and eventually takes Charlotte's child from her.
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