1 hr. 41 min.
When her father dies, penniless Selina (Jane Wyman) takes a job teaching in a small Dutch farming community close to Chicago. After marrying Pervis DeJong (Sterling Hayden), the musically inclined Selina encourages the artistic temperament of their son Dirk (Steve Forrest). Though Dirk grows up with a strong interest in architecture, he pursues a sales career for the money instead. Disappointed, Selina takes comfort in her surrogate son Roelf (Walter Coy), who grows up to be a famous composer.
Director: Robert Wise