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32 Ratings

None But the Lonely Heart

Directed by Clifford Odets
United States, 1944
Drama, Romance


Itinerant ne’er-do-well Ernie Mott is entrenched in his skid-row lifestyle. But when he learns that his mother is terminally ill, he returns home to eschew a life of crime and change his ways. Ethel Barrymore won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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None But the Lonely Heart Directed by Clifford Odets

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1945 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1945 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1944 | 2 wins including: Best Film

Critics reviews

Odets tailored the material to his own interests far more than his star’s—but in one of Hollywood’s supreme paradoxes, the role of Ernie Mott, which took Grant as far from his comic wheelhouse as he was ever willing to venture, revealed his true-life origins more than any other character he would play.
August 18, 2017
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