Close to My Heart

Close to My Heart is a 1951 Warner Bros. drama directed by William Keighley, written by James R. Webb (based on his novel A Baby for Midge), and starring Ray Milland and Gene Tierney.[1][2]

Close to My Heart
Directed byWilliam Keighley
Produced byWilliam Jacobs
Written byJames R. Webb
StarringGene Tierney
Ray Milland
Music byMax Steiner
CinematographyRobert Burks
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States


Brad Sheridan (Milland) and Midge Sheridan (Tierney) cannot have children of their own. Midge and Brad decide to adopt and inquire at an adoption agency. Learning of an abandoned child left at the police station, Midge is determined to have the baby as her own, but Brad refuses to go along with Midge's plans until he can find out something about the child's parents, which then makes the boy an adoption risk.


Ray Milland and Gene Tierney were loaned out to star in this Warner Bros.' film.

Gene Tierney was still trying to cope with the personal tragedy of giving birth to a severely disabled daughter.


Radio adaptation

Close to My Heart was presented on Lux Radio Theatre March 2, 1953. The one-hour adaptation starred Milland and Phyllis Thaxter.[3]


  1. Variety film review; October 10, 1951, page 6.
  2. Harrison's Reports film review; October 13, 1951, page 163.
  3. Kirby, Walter (March 1, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 46. Retrieved June 23, 2015 via

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