Olivia de Havilland and Sydney Greenstreet
The lobby cards in this post are all from the underrated (yet extraordinary) 1946 film Devotion. The movie was directed by Curtis Bernhardt and boasted a wonderful cast including Ida Lupino, Olivia de Havilland, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, Nancy Coleman, and Arthur Kennedy.
The movie is loosely (and when I say loosely, please know this…. I mean LOOSELY!) based on the lives of the Bronte sisters Emily (Ida Lupino), Charlotte (Olivia de Havilland), and Anne (Nancy Coleman).
Olivia de Havilland and Paul Henreid
In the film, sisters Emily and Charlotte both fall for Rev. Arthur Nicholls (beautifully portrayed by Paul Henreid). On top of this drama, the sisters (along with younger sister Anne) try desperately to help their brother Branwell (an artist), who is ruining his future… and life… with alcohol.
Olivia de Havilland, Ida Lupino, Nancy Coleman, and Paul Henreid
The film is outstanding, in spite of the fact that the script pretty much tells the story it wants to tell. The acting is exceptional, which is exactly what you’d expect from this group of talent.
You can find Devotion (Amazon link) on dvd on Amazon.
Ida Lupino and Arthur Kennedy