A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps... See full summary »
Fourteen-year-old Tessa is hopelessly in love with handsome composer Lewis Dodd, a family friend. Lewis adores Tessa, but has never shown any romantic feelings toward her. When Tessa's ... See full summary »
Maggie Scott (Ann-Margret), a fashion buyer in Paris on her first buying spree where she meets famous fashion designer Mark Fontaine (Louis Jourdan) and he immediately gives her the big ... See full summary »
Iowan farmers the Frake family head for the Iowa State Fair. The parents are focused on winning the competitions for livestock and cooking. However, their restless daughter Margy and her brother Wayne meet attractive new love interests.
Story of a Navy ship with a captain obsessed with catching a fish, a singing executive officer wanting to get married, and an Indian with a turkey as a pet. A few laughs with Pat Boone as ... See full summary »
Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working ... See full summary »
The role of the gorilla was played by one of Hollywood's leading "gorilla performers," Charles Gemora. This film would be his last performance. For the remaining few years of his life, he worked in the makeup department on future films. See more »
[Cramming for exams in the strip club where she dances]
I'm having trouble correlating the personality compensation theory of Schuman. He calls his thesis Alter Ego Recognition.
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Mediocre teen musical lifted by charming Carere performance
This is a grade B musical with an implausible plot. Military cadets stage a raffle so one of them can go to the Mardi Gras and ask a French actress to be homecoming queen. Honestly! Is that not a stupid premise for a film? Pat Boone performs with complete lack of passion. Tommy Sands and Gary Crosby are incredibly obnoxious sidekicks and the Oscar-nominated song score (Bourbon Street Blues, Shenandoah, What Stonewall Jackson Said, Mardi Gras, Just Like The Pioneers, Bigger Than All Of Texas, That Man, Loyalty, I'll Remember Tonight) has only one gem in it (the love song I'll Remember Tonight) - Newman was nominated both for the song score and the jazzy, New Orleans type background scoring which ranges from mediocre to serviceable. The only things going for it are the pastel tones of the DeLuxe Color and the charming, natural and delightful performance of Christine Carere as the French actress. She is fresh and natural in the Leslie Caron style and is the only thing worth watching the film for these days. She made only 21 movies before retiring from film in 1966. Unless you are a Pat Boone fan (and this is far from his best), don't bother.
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