Margaret Sullavan started her career on stage in 1929 with a chorus part in the spring production of the musical ‘Close Up’. That summer she made her professional debut on stage opposite Henry Fonda in ‘The Devil in the Cheese’. In 1931 she made her Broadway debut in the comedy ‘Modern Virgin’. Though her personal performance was appreciated she had the misfortune of appearing in four Broadway flops in a row in 1932. She made her debut on the big screen in the movie ‘Only Yesterday’ in 1933. She preferred stage performances and only appeared in 16 movies during her career. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Pat in the drama film ‘Three Comrades’ (1938). Four of her movies are opposite James Stewart that include the hits ‘The Mortal Storm’ and ‘The Shop Around the Corner’, both released in 1940. After a 10 year sabbatical from films she appeared in her last movie ‘No Sad Songs for Me’ in 1950 and thereafter restricted herself to theatre.
Five years after meeting and falling in love with a banker, a girl decides to become his mistress, after she learns that he has got married, and has also had a son. As a price for this affair, she accepts a life in the shadows.
Set during the Second World War, the film focuses on thirteen American women serving at a field hospital in war torn Philippine. Out of the thirteen, only two are trained nurses, the rest being lay volunteers from different backgrounds. The story chronicles how they battle constant Japanese air raids, short medical supplies and bouts of malaria before they evolve into a cohesive team.
After being discovered as half-Jew, Ludwig Kern is jailed and his passport is seized. Later, he travels to Czechoslovakia with anti-Nazi Josef Steiner, and meets Jew refugee Ruth Holland. Ludwig and Ruth fall in love, while Josef tries to see his ailing wife in Germany. With commencement of WWII, as Nazis invade European countries, the three refugees try to evade the advancing army.
No Sad Songs For Me tells the story of a housewife who is dying from cancer, but has chosen not to tell her family about it. She even encourages her husband to have an affair with his colleague. However, the situation worsens as her illness continues to grow.
Next Time we Love is a romantic comedy film, which tells the story of a young married couple Christopher and Cicely. Their relationship is affected when Christopher is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and Cicely achieves stardom. Meanwhile, their friend Tommy, who secretly loves Cicely, tries to get close to her.
The Moon’s Our Home is a comedy film which tells the story of a novelist Henry who starts dating an actress named Margaret. They eventually get married, but neither of them has much idea of the other’s career.
Tired of her fast life, Olivia Ridley, a New York night club dancer, agrees to marry Harry Linden, a wealthy farmer from Wisconsin, a match not at all approved by Henry’s dominating sister, Hannah. Nonetheless, they get married and move to the farm, where Olivia faces opposition from Hannah. To make matter worse, her brother-in-law falls in love with her, while his wife becomes her ally.