Smilin' Through 1941

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Smilin' Through ★★ ½ 1941

Third filming, second with sound, first in color, of a popular melodrama. An embittered man whose wife was murdered on their wedding day raises an orphaned niece, only to have her fall in love with the son of her aunt's murderer. Songs include title tune and “A Little Love, a Little Kiss.” 101m/C VHS . Jeanette MacDonald, Brian Aherne, Gene Raymond, Ian Hunter, Frances Robinson; D: Frank Borzage.