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Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Adam and Evelyne (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 26 December 1949 (USA)
When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

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Evelyne Wallace
Edwin Styles ...
Bill Murray
Raymond Young ...
Roddy Black
Helen Cherry ...
Moira Hannon
Beatrice Varley ...
Mrs. Parker
Joan Swinstead ...
Molly
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Col. Bradley
Fred Johnson ...
Chris Kirby
Geoffrey Denton ...
Inspector Collins
Peter Reynolds ...
David
Brenda Hogan ...
Christine
John Forrest ...
Tony
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Storyline

The father of a girl in an orphanage has been writing his daughter, who doesn't remember him, tales of his success in business. Actually, he is impersonating a friend, a handsome gambler. When the father dies, the gambler takes to girl from the orphanage and tells her the truth. But the girl is now a full-grown beauty and complications arise, including those provided by a black-sheep brother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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26 December 1949 (USA)  »

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Adam and Evalyn  »

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(TCM Print)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 29, 1952 with Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger reprising their film roles. See more »

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O Who Will O'er The Downs So Free
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Written by Robert Pearsall
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What a gem!
1 December 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I had been told to see this movie by a friend, if just for a sight of Stewart Granger with a moustache and I wasn't disappointed. Granger and Jean Simmons work beautifully together again, in this movie based on the concept of a young girl falling in love with an older man - and one she believes to begin with is her father!! Simmons is adorable as the young girl, whisked away from a life of labour and far more likeable in this role than any other. I loved the final scene between the two of them and the running joke that Granger looked better with his moustache after all! Not one to watch if you don't like continuous remakes of the 'old man, young girl' scenario, but in this case it works to perfection.


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