Hi Miss Olga:
Lightwizard moved too fast for me. Magnificent Obsession is the first melodrama with a happy ending that came to mind. The leading man is a playboy. A cad. What can you think of a guy who says, "Of course, as far as I'm concerned, art is just a guy's name."
That's what the cad says. There were two versions: The first, with Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor in 1935 and the remake with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, 1954. (Based on a novel by James Hilton) Playboy is responsible for death of heroine's husband. Then playboy causes heroine's blindness through an auto accident. Playboy then assumes false identity and he and heroine (now blind) fall in love. Playboy mends his ways, does good deeds, becomes respected surgeon and restores heroine's eyesight. How's that for a happy ending? ( And I loved every minute of it.
) Most famous quote: "Once you find the way you'll be bound. It'll obsess you, but believe me, it'll be a magnificent obsession."
My favorite oldies are Wuthering Heights (Olivier and Merle Oberon), - "What do they know of heaven and hell Cathy, who know nothing of life
" -(Sigh) , and How Green Was My Valley, but they don't belong here if you're looking for happy endings.
Maybe, Stella Dallas, or Now Voyager (Bette Davis) "Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars."