Amazon Prime Video is now streaming the 1946 movie I’ve Always Loved You starring Catherine McLeod. Admittedly I’ve never heard of this movie, but started watching it because it was suggested to me. I immediately fell in love with Myra’s (Catherine McLeod) wardrobe and the charming country house she lives in!
Doesn’t her ensemble above remind you of Belle from Beauty and the Beast? It was the first thought that came to my mind!
The premise of the movie is about a young gifted pianist (a country girl) who is torn between her admiration for her brilliant (albeit snooty as heck and kind of a douche) maestro who comes from old Eastern European money and the farm boy she left at home (the one driving the tractor) Pick the farm boy! Pick the farm boy! Always pick the farm boy…helloooo Dread Pirate Roberts!
Also I’m pretty in love with their country house. I’m such a country girl at heart, I really am.
OH MY GOD. Isn’t this yellow dress just to die for?! I re-watched this scene over and over just to stare at this dress. I need this in my life! Yes, I do! Also, I have major hair envy here…
Now, this movie has some serious shoulder pad/wide shoulder silhouettes that the later 1940s were known for. I don’t care for those too much, so I’m just showing you my favorite ensembles. Oh, there is also a scene where Myra receives a STUNNING piano shawl from Leopold when they travel around the world and she takes him under his wing. This piano shawl would fetch a pretty penny in a vintage shop today!
There is a rather sad part in the movie when Myra (spoiler alert!) finally gets to debut at Carnegie Hall and you can really see how her heart breaks because she loves her jerk maestro so much. There’s a SERIOUS SHOWDOWN and Myra is in this breathtaking in a 1940s pink gown with rhinestones.
Isn’t this ensemble just wonderful? I do adore the abundance of poet sleeve blouses in this movie and the pointed collars! I am so excited for this ensemble because I own something very similar (in the mending pile though) but the colors are a little different. Sorry these screen caps are so low quality, I hope you can see the wonderful clothing details anyway!
OMG I love this scene. The lake, the tree, her outfit, his hand in his pocket…that charming house in the background… how wonderful. The acting here is really wooden. It’s a little painful to watch, just ignore that and pay attention to the charming outfit Myra is wearing.
Babushka, Leopold’s grandmother, has the best lines in the movie and is often the voice of wisdom. I also like that she calls Myra “Butterball”
“Did they know you? No, Leopold. Not for an instant. There is your mistress. Music. Only music, Leopold…”
“Pretty faces grow old, pretty hands grow thin, soon there is nothing but name on stone. Music goes on forever.”
Now this movie is very interesting for fashion because there is a span of about 20 or so years and the styles never change! They don’t ever tell you in the movie what year it is, but one can assume it begins after the war in the 40s and then all of a sudden 16 years pass and they are still in the 1940s!
This color combo is pretty fetching! Also doesn’t Catherine McLeod resemble Megan Fox a little here, or rather the other way around.
This robe and slip combo is pretty amazing. I can’t tell what color it is exactly, I am guessing a soft mint blue? Next we have some pretty stellar fur stole action… also this depicts two very beautiful colored gowns in the movie. I won’t show you too much because it will spoil things…
And last but not least, the final gown Myra wears in the movie. The draping is incredible and I love this color! If you don’t want to see the whole movie just skip to the last 15-20 minutes so you can see the entirety of this gown.
That is all for this month’s VINTAGE MOVIE night! Thanks for the recommendation Amazon!
I didn’t know about this movie either, but definitely sounds (and looks! Don’t forget those amazing looks) like something I should further investigate…