Directed by Mitchell Leisen • 1946 • United States
Starring Olivia de Havilland, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver
Olivia de Havilland won a well-deserved Academy Award for her performance in this exquisitely moving melodrama. Spanning both World Wars, TO EACH HIS OWN follows the roller-coaster journey of Jody Norris (de Havilland) whose one-night stand with a flyer (John Lund) leads to unwed pregnancy, maternal sacrifice, heartache, self-reinvention, and a star-crossed encounter decades later and a world away. Director Mitchell Leisen’s sensitivity and restraint transform potentially maudlin material into a work of genuine emotional power.