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Dear Heart (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family | 16 April 1965 (Finland)
Single and alone, Evie arrives in New York for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanising salesman newly promoted to his marketing department and trying to ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neva Patterson ...
Joanna Crawford ...
James O'Rear ...


Single and alone, Evie arrives in New York for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanising salesman newly promoted to his marketing department and trying to adjust to having become engaged. When his path crosses Evie's, she wonders if this is finally the man for her, while her ways just seem to annoy him. At least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Two hours from now, two total strangers will meet at a hotel convention in the most unconventional love affair in years!


Comedy | Family


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16 April 1965 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

Out of Towners  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although Harry calls Patricia Barry's character "Mitchell", her first name is actually Daphne. See more »


In hotel coffee shop, Evie eats a sundae that keeps refilling itself. See more »


Evie Jackson: They're after me, you know.
Harry Mork: [laughs] What for?
Evie Jackson: Oh, a fourth at bridge, getting tables in restaurants. There comes a time when women band together. Sometimes they don't even call each other by their first names. Because they're not even friends.
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Version of Studio One in Hollywood: The Out-of-Towners (1957) See more »


Ain't She Sweet
Music by Milton Ager
Played at the Postmasters Get-Together
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Time for a DVD release, please!
11 January 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I note that a DVD version of this charming film is available in Great Britain, but not here . (Our VHS version is not in stock from one major source and one wonders if the British DVD is also out-of-stock.) This title boasts two truly fine actresses, Geraldine Page and Angela Lansbury (although the latter has little more than a cameo, of which she makes the most, as always), plus a wonderful supporting cast as well. Ordinarily I've found Glenn Ford to be rather dull in several of his big screen performances but in this one I recall finding him well-suited to his role and giving an entirely sympathetic and amusing account of himself opposite Ms. Page in a role she obviously relished.

With a well-remembered theme song and a nice music score by the prolific Henry Mancini, there's probably no danger of this one being remade, I suspect, and, since it's close to perfect in this original telling, let's just hope that a DVD release will eventually allow us to revisit the qualities that made it genuinely appealing for mature audiences forty years ago and, I feel sure, still would today.

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