An American salesman pursues an heiress from Vermont, who is in turn being wooed by a Scottish lord in inancial need.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeannie MacLean
Stanley Smith
Robert Flemyng ...
Lord James MacNairn
Helen Horton ...
Sadie Whitelaw
Beckett Bould ...
Rev. MacDonald
Alfred Burke ...
French Ticket Clerk
Vernon Greeves ...
First Air France Steward
Richard Molinas ...
Bearded Man
Eugene Deckers ...
Dining Car Attendant
Russell Waters ...
Hotel Reception Clerk
Paul Young ...
Page Boy Bobby
Peter Sinclair ...
Magda Miller ...
Mrs. MacTavish
Brian Oulton ...
Hotel Valet


Twenty-eight year old Jeannie MacLean has led a simple life taking care of her frugal grandfather in the small town of Heatherdale, Vermont. After her grandfather passes away, Jeannie, who has no money even to pay the funeral bills, learns that he has left all of his money to her, money she didn't know he had, in the amount of $4,952, which to her is a small fortune. Before she settles down with whatever she will now do instead of taking care of him, Jeannie decides to take a trip to Scotland, most specifically to Edinburgh as a jumping off point to where their ancestors are from, namely Loch Lomond. En route via Paris (the only last minute flight she can get), she meets American inventor and businessman Stanley Smith from Boise, Idaho, he who is going to Paris on business in trying to sell a combination washing machine/ironing machine he invented. He becomes her knight in shining armor as he helps her, unaccustomed to the ways of travel, with one bind after another all the way to ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

26 May 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Frau meiner Sehnsucht  »

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2.35 : 1
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Vera Ellen's final film. See more »


Helene: [French gold-digger] Do you want somezing?
Stanley Smith: You're sitting on it.
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I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Written by Stephen Foster
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Last film of fading lead
2 January 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This was the last film for both for Tonyartin,often out of tune,and Vera Ellen,out of form.The story is silly,the music mediocre and the dances are dull.This film highlights all that was wrong with a genre that was going extinct.When this film was being made Bill Haley and Elvis were wowing cinema-goers.The leads were playing a style that might have worked in the forties but was becoming passé.Martin was 44 and Vera Ellen was 36 when this film was made which emphasised the problems of the musicals.All the main musical stars,Astaire,Crosby,Kelly,Sinatra were middle aged and would have to turn to dramatic roles to prolong their film careers.Colour and scope do a lot for Edinburgh but little for the stats

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