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B.F.'s Daughter
     

B.F.'s Daughter

Director: Robert Z. Leonard,

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Charles Coburn

 
Barbara Stanwyck plays Polly Fulton, rebellious daughter of a wealthy industrialist (Charles Coburn). Polly marries a conservative economist professor (Richard Hart), but she chafes at his values and leaves him for socialist professor Van Heflin. Polly nearly ruins both her father's reputation and her own by embracing Heflin's radicalism. Based on a novel by J. P.

Overview

Barbara Stanwyck plays Polly Fulton, rebellious daughter of a wealthy industrialist (Charles Coburn). Polly marries a conservative economist professor (Richard Hart), but she chafes at his values and leaves him for socialist professor Van Heflin. Polly nearly ruins both her father's reputation and her own by embracing Heflin's radicalism. Based on a novel by J. P. Marquand, B.F.'s Daughter emerges as an unsubtle swipe at the policies of the late president Franklin Roosevelt; perhaps this was at the behest of MGM's arch-Republican head man Louis B. Mayer. In England, where the letters "B. F." comprise a euphemism for "bloody fool," the film was retitled Polly Fulton.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
UPC:
0883316288238
Original Release:
1948
Source:
Warner Archives
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
38,220

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Polly Fulton
Van Heflin Thomas W. Brett
Charles Coburn B.F. Fulton
Keenan Wynn Martin Delwyn Ainsley
Richard Hart Robert S. Tasmin
Margaret Lindsay Apples Sandler
Spring Byington Gladys Fulton
Marshall Thompson Sailor
Barbara Laage Eugenia Tatis,Eugenia Taris
Thomas E. Breen Maj. Riley
Fred Nurney Olaf
Gene Coogan Actor
Mary Jo Ellis Actor
Sam Harris Wedding Guest
Mickey Martin Actor
David Newell Captain
Joe Recht Soldier
Laura Treadwell Emily Lovelace
Pierre Watkin Joe Stewart
Florence Wix Actor
Bill Harbach Co-Pilot
Josette Deegan Girl
John Albright Actor
Helen Brown Actor
Davison Clark Doorman
Edwin Cooper Gen. Waldron
Boyd Davis Actor
Hal K. Dawson Frederick X. Gibson
Harry Denny Actor
Elspeth Dudgeon Mrs. Marbey
Billy Engle Actor
Tom Fadden Mr. Holmquist
Jean Fenwick Actor
Sig Frohlich Actor
Clarence Hennecke Conductor
Edna Holland Maurine
Thaddeus Jones Actor
Vera Marshe Actor
Frank Mayo Actor
David McKim Actor
Matt Moore Actor
Ernesto Morelli Actor
William Neff Actor
Dorothy Neumann Girl with glasses
Robert E. O'Connor Actor
Anne O'Neal Receptionist
Ezelle Poule Actor
Allan Ray Actor
George Spaulding Fred Lovelace
Helen Spring Mrs. Barstow
Wyndham Standing F.W. White
William Tannen Actor
Tito Vuolo Waiter
Geraldine Wall Secretary
Regina Wallace Actor
Almeda Fowler Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Luther Davis Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Edwin H. Knopf Producer
Jack D. Moore Set Decoration/Design
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Charles Previn Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
George White Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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