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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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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!

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During the opening credits, the scene in Pennsylvania Station behind director Delbert Mann's credit, is the same shot as the very last scene of the movie. If you look closely, you can even see Glenn Ford standing near the Information desk. See more »

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

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Evie Jackson: Did you see how we just came in, Harry? Got a table right away. Isn't life easy when there are two of you?
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Version of Studio One in Hollywood: The Out-of-Towners (1957) See more »

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Ain't She Sweet
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Music by Milton Ager
Played at the Postmasters Get-Together
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A delightful, intelligent romance, with two stars at the top of their game.
18 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Glenn Ford and Geraldine Page were never better than they are in the film "Dear Heart." It's the story of how two people (who in all likelihood should never be together...or even meet) find each other and fall in love, despite the fact that their lives are heading in completely opposite directions. Geraldine Page is Evie, a small town Postmistress at a Postmaster's convention. She's outgoing, gregarious, and talks (and interacts) with everyone...wanting anyone she meets to feel her same joy of life and excitement in simple things. But despite her bubbly personality, she's lonely, and can only affect superficial relationships with strangers. Glen Ford is a charming salesman who's been a lady's man always heading in a direction opposite of the altar. He finally decides to tie the knot with Angela Lansbury (at her controlling, oppressive best) when he meets Evie. She's honest in the extreme, delightful in her no holds barred approach to life...and like nothing Glen's ever met before. They shouldn't have anything in common...but they do...it's her approach to life, and through her he sees how he really wants to be...and she sees the real him. They know they can't ask too much of each other...or can they? Surprizing and sparkling, this story set the standard for romances some 30 years later...like "Sleepless in Seattle." It shows no matter which way you're heading...you only think you have life planned and real love...the right one...will always find a way to re-write your story. Simply said...the world needs truly wonderful movies like "Dear Heart" now, more than ever.


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