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B.G. Bruno, a rich bachelor, the head of a successful greeting-card company in Scotland, is essentially a kind man but respectable to the point of stodginess and extreme stuffiness. An American troupe visiting Edinburgh wants to produce a musical in town but has trouble getting backers. Bruno meets several of the leading ladies of the show; through a misunderstanding he doesn't correct they think that he's a newspaper reporter. He falls in love with one of the women, who reciprocates; he grows more lively and friendly, to the surprise of his employees. After a series of mishaps and comic incidents comes a happy ending: a successful show and true love. Written by
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The original novel on which this is loosely based was "Und war kusst mich?" by F.D. Andam (1901-1962), who is co-credited here only for a 'film-story idea' under his real name F(riedrich) Dammann. He is best known for the twice-filmed cult classic "Madchen In Uniform". See more »
Great movie to watch when you're having a crappy day
I was having just about the worst day of my life. Then I stumbled on
this cute film, watched it, and now I'm ready to go out & kiss a
I have to admit, I only watched it for 2 reasons: VERA-ELLEN'S LEGS.
But it's really so much more. The plot is actually quite clever and
creatively woven. It's almost like a Shakespearean comedy with all of
its delightful misunderstandings. And of course there's also...
The only unfortunate aspect of this film is that the version I
purchased (the "100 Family Classics" collection by Mill Creek
Entertainment) doesn't have the best video quality, and I've heard the
same about the Alpha release. The brightness and contrast are a bit too
high, so a lot of the scenes seem bleached out especially when Vera is
dancing in a white dress. But I suppose you can fiddle with the
controls of your TV set to compensate. I can only imagine how it looked
on the big screen back in '51. The stage sets, costumes & colours are
otherwise dazzling & delightfully creepy--sort of in a "Cabinet of Dr.
As far as the romance goes, this is just perfect. Not sappy, not
contrived, not melodramatic. Just 100% ahhhhhh. Too bad, you poor
schmucks, your miserable lives will never be as charming as this. Har
har har. Wait, what am I laughing at? My life sucks just as bad as
yours. Oh hell. Time to watch this movie again.
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