About Mrs. Leslie (1954)

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A rooming house landlady recalls her past in flashbacks.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Vivien Leslie
George Leslie
Marjie Millar ...
Nadine Roland
Lan McKay
Sammy White ...
Harry Willey
James Bell ...
Mr. Herbert Poole
Eilene Janssen ...
Pixie Croffman
Mort Finley
Fred Blue (as Henry Morgan)
Gale Page ...
Marion King
Virginia Brissac ...
Mrs. Poole
Mr. Pope
Mrs. Croffman
Ike Jones ...


Mrs. Leslie, rooming house landlady, reminisces in flashbacks about her past as a cafe entertainer and her involvement with the mysterious George Leslie, who originally hires her as a vacation "companion" but tells her nothing of his life outside the vacations. In subplots, Mrs. Leslie's tenants and neighbors carry on soap-opera lives. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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...and the man she never quite married


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3 August 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romance sans lendemain  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of the best movies you can see
5 December 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

What a movie. I don't know how or where to start to rave and praise it. The acting, the story. So very believable, and for a woman to live with a man outside of wedlock in the 1930's...well, unheard of then...or maybe not so. This is the story of a woman who accepts a man who can only offer her a six week a year commitment. But, oh, it is so worth it. You have to see this movie to fully understand it. The casting of both Shirley and Robert were perfection. So realistic. A very, very poignant and touching piece. Youth vs. age, many subplots, but done in a superior way of flashbacks. The character of Mrs. Leslie is one who has learned all about life's foibles and disappointments. She has her memories of her "Mr. Leslie, honey," to sustain her. I cannot praise this movie enough. I have it on VHS, recorded from TV. I cannot locate it on DVD. See this if and when it replays on television. It is amazing.

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