Close to My Heart

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Close to My Heart
Close to My Heart FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William Keighley
Produced by William Jacobs
Written by James R. Webb
Starring Gene Tierney
Ray Milland
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Robert Burks
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
Country United States
Language English

Close to My Heart is a 1951 Warner Bros. drama directed by William Keighley, written by James R. Webb (based on his novel A Baby for Midge), and starring Ray Milland and Gene Tierney.[1][2]


Brad Sheridan (Milland) and Midge Sheridan (Tierney) cannot have children of their own. Midge and Brad decide to adopt and inquire at an adoption agency. Learning of an abandoned child left at the police station, Midge is determined to have the baby as her own, but Brad refuses to go along with Midge's plans until he can find out something about the child's parents, which then makes the boy an adoption risk.


Ray Milland and Gene Tierney were loaned out to star in this Warner Bros.' film.[citation needed]

Gene Tierney was still trying to cope with the personal tragedy of giving birth to a severely retarded daughter.[citation needed]


Radio adaptation[edit]

Close to My Heart was presented on Lux Radio Theatre March 2, 1953. The one-hour adaptation starred Milland and Phyllis Thaxter.[3]


  1. ^ Variety film review; October 10, 1951, page 6.
  2. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; October 13, 1951, page 163.
  3. ^ Kirby, Walter (March 1, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 46. Retrieved June 23, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read

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