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Films: Golden Earrings

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Mitchell Leisen

Mitchell Leisen is an American film and television director.

Mitchell Leisen: Subjects

Some common subjects in the films of Mitchell Leisen: Emotional problems: Music: Food:

Mitchell Leisen: Visual Style

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Golden Earrings

Golden Earrings (1947) is a powerful drama, about Gypsies and their horrendous conflicts with the Nazis.

The new experiences hero Ray Milland undergoes mix romance with discovery of what it is like to be part of a minority. These experiences in part are an allegory about "gay awakening": the discovery of gay feelings and a gay identity.

Golden Earrings is the likely (but uncredited) source for a good episode of the TV series The Big Valley, Hide the Children (Arthur H. Nadel, 1966).