GenreDrama Music directorMax Steiner, William Lava CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 23, 1949 (1949-12-23) Based onMrs. Mike
by Benedict Freedman
Nancy Freedman WriterDeWitt Bodeen, Benedict Freedman (novel), Nancy Freedman (novel), Alfred Lewis Levitt CastDick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Will Wright, J M Kerrigan Similar moviesRelated Louis King movies
Mrs. Mike is a 1949 American drama film directed by Louis King and written by DeWitt Bodeen and Alfred Lewis Levitt. The film stars Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, J. M. Kerrigan, Angela Clarke, Will Wright and Nan Boardman. The film was released on December 23, 1949, by United Artists.
A young Boston woman, Kathy O'Fallon, travels north to visit her Uncle John at his cabin near the Canada–US border. While there she meets Mike Flannigan, a sergeant with the Canadian Royal Northwest Mounted Police, and before long they're in love. Kathy marries Mike, who takes her by dogsled to his outpost in the cold, remote north.
Life is harsh there, particularly during the winters. A tightly knit community counts on Mike in ways that go far beyond normal police business. But he is away when a pregnant Kathy begins to worry about giving birth in such a primitive environment. Neighbors help deliver Mary, a baby girl, but surviving in the wilderness is extremely difficult, and the infant dies during a diphtheria epidemic. Kathy makes up her mind to return to Boston, but realizes that she still loves and can't leave Mike.