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It's the off-season at the lonely Beauregard Hotel in Bournemoth, and only the long-term tenants are still in residence. Life at the Beauregard is stirred up, however, when the beautiful Ann Shankland arrives to see her alcoholic ex-husband, John Malcolm, who is secretly engaged to Pat Cooper, the woman who runs the hotel. Meanwhile, snobbish Mrs Railton-Bell discovers that the kindly if rather doddering Major Pollock is not what he appears to be. The news is particularly shocking for her frail daughter, Sibyl, who is secretly in love with the Major. Written by
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The title song (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Harold Adamson), written for the film, became a best-selling single by Vic Damone on Columbia Records. According to author Tony Thomas in his 1975 book, "Harry Warren and the Hollywood Musical," composer David Raksin preferred using just his own melodies in his Oscar-nominated score. See more »
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Are you on the side of Mr. Malcolm and his defense of vice or are you on the side of the Christian virtues - like Mr. Fowler and myself?
Never in my life have I heard a question so disgracefully begged. You should be in politics, Mrs. Railton-Bell.
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What a pity most of today's cinemagoers will never see this very moving film
This is without doubt one of the best films I have ever seen. The fact that it all takes place in one small Bournemouth (England) hotel, no violence, no special effects, no thousands of extras, or vast expenditure says it all. Excellent performances from a star studded cast, especially David Niven. It is gripping from start to finish, but by modern standards in a gentle way. A movie possibly mainly for women, but as a man I can only say that I found it very moving. A film I will always watch whenever it comes around as it always will. A classic.
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