After marrying an American lieutenant with whom he was assigned to work in post-war Germany, a French captain attempts to find a way to accompany her back to the States under the terms of the War Bride Act.
A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they've fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship. Written by
During filming, Cary Grant's wife, Betsy Drake, had him visiting a hypnotist to help him quit smoking. She also packed him a hamper full of health food for his lunch, though he often finished it before starting filming because without cigarettes he was hungry all the time. See more »
At the end of the movie, Nickie is drying Terry's tears with his right hand. In the next shot, he is using his left hand. See more »
[talking about Nickie]
Everything comes too easily to him. He's always attracted by the art he isn't practising, the place he hasn't been, the girl he hasn't met.
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I'm no Ebert, but I'm honestly baffled why this movie is considered a classic. The pacing is truly glacial, the dialogue isn't snappy or clever like you'd expect in a Cary Grant vehicle, and the female lead just doesn't work as an irresistible lure. Super disappointing. It felt like a rehearsal -- I kind of expected the director to step in at any minute and say "yo, this scene is really sucking, is there any way to make it more interesting? like maybe try talking faster?"
Love CG's other movies generally speaking, but this one is just bad.
Katharine Hepburn's sassy, strong characters are a much better match for Cary Grant. It's not Deb Kerr's fault her lines are lousy in this film, but well, they are. Sappy, over-earnest, put-upon... annoying throughout. On top of that, her character is quite an ingrate to poor Ken, who is unfailingly nice and sweet.
This movie just does not work, and life's too short to watch bad movies, so do yourself a favor and skip it.
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