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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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Out of Towners  »

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Trivia

Many of the same extras were used in the opening and closing scenes at the train station, most likely having been filmed at the same time. Noticeably, the young girl Jeannie that Evie speaks to after stepping off the train at the beginning of the film can also be seen boarding the train with her at the end of the film. The girl is wearing the same headband, sweater and flower print blouse. The black woman in the leopard print hat is also seen in the opening and closing scenes, wearing the same clothes. See more »

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While on the 7th floor, Harry twice presses the UP button for the elevator, even though he intends to go down to the 3rd. And when the elevator arrives, it is indeed going down. See more »

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Harry Mork: You know I like the get well designs, and the birthday, but what's this anniversary here? You've drawn the wife with half a head.
Mitchell: That's the way I see wives.
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Version of Studio One in Hollywood: The Out-of-Towners (1957) See more »

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Dear Heart
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Chorus
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Sentimental, but not saccharin
30 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is one of the best! Glen Ford and Geraldine Page are excellent. The story is believable, sentimental without being too predictable. Page, as Evie gives a marvelous performance as a single woman postmaster in her forties, living it up at a convention in the Big Apple; perhaps her best performance. At one point, she gives a monologue about what women "give up" as they grow older waiting to find a husband. The writing is touching without being saccharine. And the direction throughout this scene and others is subtle and play-like; simply superb. Films are just not shot in long takes as this one anymore. This film is an example of a little-known black and white film that gets overlooked, but is stellar in its own right!


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