My mom saw this in the early 60s? When she was still a young girl, but still gets choked up about it. Foreign film maybe.
Film opens with a flower girl singing. Rich gentleman falls in love with her and marries her despite family’s opposition.
They have a son, but he is sent off to war, and then she is kicked out of the in-laws home with his absence, and without her son.
Many years pass, with her living on the streets but always over the years, going to secretly see her son.
In-laws tell her husband (their son) that she left for another man.
At the end of film, she ends up being defended in court for a murder she did not commit, by her lawyer son. Son and father having heard “the woman’s” story, realize the woman is the mother/wife.
She thinks it was in colour? Not sure about which world war he was off to fight, but not many cars in the movie, so maybe a WW1 period film?
This is important to her to remember and thus important for me as well. Help would be hugely appreciated!!