He brushed Donna aside
Hurd Hatfield and Donna Reed
Hurd Hatfield (December 7, 1917 – December 26, 1998).
William Rukard Hurd Hatfield was an American actor. He is best known for having played characters of handsome, narcissistic young men, most notably Dorian Gray in the film The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945).
Donna Reed appeared in the film in the role of Gladys Hallward. A Variety review called the film "an interesting and daring experiment" and describes Reed as a "sympathetic character who also falls in love with Gray but is brushed aside."