Third child's (son's) name
OK, first, in fairness, I watched this last night (recorded earlier from TCM) but it got late so had MAYBE half hr. or bit more to go. Certainly HAD intended to finish out tonight. AND I realize I maybe shouldn't comment on movie I didn't finish but I am (again, went to finish it today but somehow mistakenly erased it. Must've been later than I even realized for such error).
So while I'm bummed I didn't finish it (and can't even find FULL plot here online so that worsens my frustration), I can't help but wonder if I am the ONLY person to be unbelievably annoyed by one part in particular (though I believe more than one existed).....
So this "minister" of supposedly scrupulous & HIGH integrity TELLS his long-suffering wife (who appears to ask little or nothing of him that I noticed) he will relent on the baby's name. That is what he says to her...he gives her HIS word (yeah, THAT of a minister) only to find when time comes, he was lying & names the son what HE wanted to.
But no...it gets worse. She smiles submissively (and like a mental patient if you ask me) when he arrives home & quickly, quietly & looking like a SERVANT, agreeably makes his food.
Hell, he'd be WEARING it if I wrote the script. Well no....he would be "brought to task" IN THE church. Let's show the congregation what they are dealing with.
So that's it, a minister who LIES. And to all people, his WIFE!!
NOW that is setting an example to model ones life...right?!!! Quite like Jesus preached, eh? (yeah, NOT)
I should've shut movie off then & there but wanted to see where else it was heading. So much for the paternalistic, misogynistic & ultimately offensive movies of the bygone days where women meekly, mildly, blindly & without voice swallowed whatever their oaf of a husband pulled.
But seriously folks, he was a MINISTER, that is what makes this entire name-thing so very atrocious. Least to me where THAT should mean something.
And before anyone claims she "didn't mind" (yeah, one could see in "old movie" fashion she wouldn't, that is clear for the time)...that is NOT the point, it made him a man NOT of his word or having any character at all, forget what sort of "minister" that makes him (yeah, a SORRY one).
Maybe he should've stayed in medical school!!!