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A Tree Grows in BrooklynA Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, James Dunn
Dir. Kazan's restrained debut, adapting Betty Smith's novel about a family of immigrants making do in the Brooklyn tenements of the early 20th…
Spiral Staircase, TheSpiral Staircase, The (1946)
Dir. Robert Siodmak
Feat. Dorothy McGuire, Ethel Barrymore
This creaky staircase descends into a spooky mansion of cantankerous matriarchs, mute nymphettes, 'weak' stepsons and impending murder. Dated, yes,…
3 Coins in the Fountain3 Coins in the Fountain (Three Coins in the Fountain) (1954)
Dir. Jean Negulesco
Feat. Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters
Likeable, but modest classic in which three women throw coins into the Fountain of Trevi in Rome, to try their romantic luck. Great tourist locales…
Friendly PersuasionFriendly Persuasion (1956) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins
Gary Cooper headlines this sentimental yet atmospheric and beautifuly crafted drama about a Quaker family in southern Indiana whose pacifist beliefs…
Old YellerOld Yeller (1957) Recommended
Dir. Robert Stevenson
Feat. Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk
Many Mums and Dads (and Grand–folk) will remember queuing up for this Disney classic about a boy's love for his dog in 1850s Texas.
Summer Place, ASummer Place, A (1959)
Dir. Delmer Daves
Feat. Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee, Troy Donahue
Lush melodrama set on a remote isle with the two couples of different generations trapped in romantic asides and anxieties.
Swiss Family RobinsonSwiss Family Robinson (1960) Recommended
Dir. Ken Annakin
Feat. John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur
The shipwrecked family prove as resourceful as the eponymous army–knife in their fight for survival against Mother Nature and dastardly…
Summer MagicSummer Magic (1963)
Dir. James Neilson
Feat. Hayley Mills, Burl Ives, Dorothy McGuire
Sweetly sentimental Disney version of the Kate Wiggins novel 'Mother Carey's Chickens', about a poor Boston family who make a drafty Maine homestead…
Greatest Story Ever Told, TheGreatest Story Ever Told, The (1965)
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Max von Sydow, Dorothy McGuire, Robert Loggia
Not the greatest movie ever made, however one might get a kick out of spotting all the famous faces in this reverant, picturesque epic about the life…
Rich Man, Poor Man (Mini-series)Rich Man, Poor Man (Mini-series) (1976)
Feat. Peter Strauss, Nick Nolte, Susan Blakely
Popular TV Mini–Series with a superb ensemble cast based on the best–selling Irwin Shaw novel following the fate of two immigrant…

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