High school students enter a fictional woman's name (Bernardine Mudd) in a contest. The contestant wins and hilarity ensues.



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Cast overview:
Sanford Wilson (as Richard Sargent)
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Himself - Orchestra leader


High school students enter a fictional woman's name (Bernardine Mudd) in a contest. The contestant wins and hilarity ensues.

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Release Date:

6 September 1957 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

El sueño que yo viví  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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5 June 2008 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

"Bernardine" was a vehicle for Pat Boone, a singer turned actor who was at the height of his popularity then. Today, anyone breaking into music would make a video to showcase whatever song was popular, but back in those days they made full length features trying to cash in the teen idol's appeal.

This film, directed by Henry Levin, was according to the credits a play before being adapted for the screen. This is above all, a piece of nostalgia. It says a lot about the way American teens of the era looked at life. It's hilarious to see a Terry Moore, who shows up as the main interest in the life of Dick Sargent wolf down a couple of hamburgers without any guilt at all! Everyone had such a wholesome look about themselves, reflecting the tastes of the times. Also in an era that was not as commercial as the present times, Coca-Cola probably did not have to pay to have the beverage displayed for it was the drink of choice.

Pat Boone gets to sing his big hit "Love Letters in the Sand" in dreamy fashion. The interesting thing about this movie is how a few of the actors went to establish themselves in television in popular series, which is the case of Dick Sargent and Natalie Schafer. Other familiar faces in the cast were Janet Gaynor, Walter Abel and Dean Jagger.

This is a trip in memory lane for many and it serves also as an observation about the fashions and the way Americans lived during that period of time.

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