Spring inspires lessons in love and life for a French family in 1920s Ottawa, especially for teenage Robert, who's blind to the attentions of an American neighbor girl, because he's infatuated with the beautiful new maid, fleeing life as a magician's assistant. Robert's mother bemoans some of the Bonnard family male role models available to Robert: his party animal grandfather, roguish traveling salesman uncle Desmond, and an uncle who carries a water cooler filled with wine everywhere while his wife does all the work. As Desmond's temporarily off the road, he also targets the maid. Written by
3 December 1952 (Denmark)
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Also Known As:
Mein Sohn entdeckt die Liebe
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Marsha Hunt was offered the same part in the original Broadway production but turned it down. The part ultimately went to Leora Dana, who met and married actor Kurt Kaszner during the run of the play. See more
[Bibi returns to the dining room, adjusting lacy garters on his sleeves
Bibi, what have you got on your sleeves?
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard
They're too long. Before he left town, Uncle Desmond gave me some garters to hold them up.
Women's garters! Take them off! Look at them! Off some... stranger's legs!
To Desmond she was not a stranger.
Calm yourself, my love. My brother is young.
Your son is younger.
And after all, there is no great harm in catching garters that are thrown from the stage of the Casino ...
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