My Love for Yours (1939)

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“My Love for Yours” is a 1939 American romantic drama film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and starring Madeleine Carroll and James Stewart. The film is a remake of the 1931 French film “Le Chemin du paradis.”

The story follows the romantic relationship between wealthy New York socialite Carol Fisher (Carroll) and struggling artist Steve Leyton (Stewart). Despite their vastly different backgrounds, the two fall in love and get married.

However, their happiness is short-lived as Steve’s artistic career begins to take off, and he becomes increasingly absorbed in his work. Carol, feeling neglected and frustrated, turns to her old flame, Phil Mayberry (Ralph Morgan), for comfort.

Meanwhile, Steve becomes involved with his beautiful model, Helene Gault (Vera Lewis), causing further strain on his relationship with Carol. Eventually, Carol realizes the depth of her love for Steve and is willing to forgive him, but Steve’s relationship with Helene leads to tragedy.

The film explores themes of love, jealousy, and sacrifice, and features strong performances from Carroll and Stewart. Despite its melodramatic plot, “My Love for Yours” is regarded as a well-crafted and emotionally powerful film.

W.S. Van Dyke

Madeleine Carroll, James Stewart

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