Plot & Details
Rudolph Mate directs this sentimental melodrama about a ridiculously self-sacrificing wife based on the book by Ruth Southard and starring a 12-year-old Natalie Wood. Mary Scott (Margaret Sullavan) is pregnant when she finds out that she has terminal cancer with only a few months left to live. She keeps this information a secret from her husband, Brad Scott (Wendell Corey), who is carrying on an affair with his assistant, Chris Radna (Viveca Lindfors). Mary encourages her husband to pursue Chris as a replacement wife and mother after she dies. While on a final vacation with Brad, Mary dies and leaves Chris at home babysitting their daughter, Polly (Natalie Wood). No Sad Songs for Me features an Oscar-nominated score by George Duning.
- MPAA Rating: Not Yet Rated
- Genre(s): Foreign
- Run Time: 89min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 08/19/1997
- Director(s): Rudy Mate
- Starring: Margaret Sullavan , Wendell Corey , Viveca Lindfors , Natalie Wood , John McIntire
- Keywords: child,daughter,death,death-in-family,disease,doctor/nurse,dye,extramarital-affair,family,family-illness,holiday,marriage,mother,pregnancy,terminal-illness,toddlers,victim,wife