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Adapted from the last of Hugh Walpole's "Herries Chronicles," VANESSA: HER LOVE STORY is set in Victorian England. Vanessa (Helen Hayes) doesn't know it, but there's a strain of inherited insanity in the family of her husband Ellis (Otto Kruger). Disturbed by Ellis' bizarre behavior, poor Vanessa is all but forced to take a lover, handsome military officer Benjie (Robert Montgomery). Though both hero and heroine are punished for their transgressions, the film ends on a relatively happy note; the original novel's final chapters and tragic denouement are blithely ignored by scenarist Lenore J. Coffee. May Robson steals the show as Vanessa's centenarian grandma. VANESSA: HER LOVE STORY represented Helen Hayes' last film work until her 1952 "comeback" in MY SON JOHN.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie Studio: Warner Bros. Digital Dist
Movie Genre: Drama
MPAA Warnings: Suitable for Children
Run Time: 0 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Physical Media Format: DVD
Street Date: October 6, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 246-01-9833
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