to each his own

To Each His Own (film)

To Each His Own is a 1946 film directed by Mitchell Leisen, which tells the story of Jody Norris (Olivia de Havilland), who falls in love with a pilot (John Lund). He goes off to fight in World War I, leaving Jody to give birth to their son. In her attempt to keep his birth a secret, she loses him to another family and spends her life loving him from afar.

To Each His Own stars Olivia de Havilland, Mary Anderson, Roland Culver, and John Lund in his first on-screen role.

The movie was written by Charles Brackett and Jacques Théry, and directed by Mitchell Leisen.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actress (Olivia de Havilland) and was nominated for Best Writing, Original Story.

Movie notes

The film was later remade in India, the Hindi hit film Aradhana (1969) that made Rajesh Khanna a major star. The film won Filmfare Best Movie Award and Sharmila Tagore won the Filmfare Best Actress Award. Aradhana's success spawned two more remakes in India: the Telugu language film Kannavari Kalalu (1974), and the Tamil language film Sivahamiyin Selvan (1974).


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