|We Are Not Alone|
|Directed by||Edmund Goulding|
|Produced by|| Hal B. Wallis (exec. producer)|
Henry Blanke (assoc. producer)
|Written by|| James Hilton (novel and screenplay)|
Milton Krims (screenplay)
|Starring|| Paul Muni |
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Edited by||Warren Low|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
We Are Not Alone is a 1939 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Paul Muni, Jane Bryan, and Flora Robson. The screenplay concerns a doctor who hires a woman as a nanny for his son. When his wife becomes jealous, tragedy consumes all involved. The film is based on the 1937 novel We Are Not Alone by James Hilton,who adapted his novel with Milton Krims.
Frank Nugent praised the film in his The New York Times review, writing "his [James Hilton's] We Are Not Alone emerges as a film of rare tenderness and beauty, compassionate and grave, possessed above all of the quality of serenity...one of the most soundly written films of the year, one of the best directed and, of course, one of the most brilliantly played."
James Hilton was an English novelist best remembered for several best-sellers, including Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips. He also wrote Hollywood screenplays.
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