These Wilder Years Poster

Release Date: 1956

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 31 min

Plot Summary
The wealthy yet unfulfilled Steve Bradford (James Cagney) decides it's time to atone for a troubling event. He returns to his old college town, where in his younger days he gave up for adoption a child he fathered out of wedlock. He goes to the local orphanage searching for clues and meets Ann Dempster (Barbara Stanwyck), who runs the agency. Though they are drawn to one another, Ann refuses to release any information to Steve. So out of desperation he takes legal action against her.

Cast: James Cagney, Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim, Don Dubbins, Edward Andrews, Basil Ruysdael, Grandon Rhodes

Director: Roy Rowland

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Transformation, 1950s, Judge, Touching, Small town, Quest, Melodramatic