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, disease, dye, extramarital-affair, family, holiday, mother, pregnancy, toddlers, victim, wife, death-in-family, doctor/nurse, family-illness, marriage, terminal-illness