Wealthy, reckless Californian Julie Merriday, accompanied by her boyfriend Harry Lindsay, an attorney, narrowly avoids crashing into a motorcycle driven by young Ben Gunther. Ben temporarily abandons his damaged cycle and accepts a ride from Julie but insists upon calling her Barbara. Later, at the Merriday beach house, Julie's Aunt Sarah tells Julie that her great great grandmother was named Barbara, and furthermore, that ancestress had an illegitimate child fathered by one Benjamin Gunther. Despite her father's protestations and Ben's irrational conviction that she and he are reincarnations of the past lovers, Julie breaks off with Harry and elopes with Ben. While aboard a small ketch Ben claims he owns, Julie finds the earlier Benjamin's diary, reads of his affair with her ancestress, and realizes that Ben lied. Written by
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The climactic chase scene was filmed at the Del Monte Sand Plant. See more
When helicopter is chasing Ben and Julie, they are running across sun-drenched field but in reverse shots copter is flying beneath cloudy skies. See more
Good morning, Mr. Merriday.
Gunther, you and I have something to discuss. You've been trying to sell my daughter some idiotic story about her being the reincarnation of Barbara Merriday. It won't work, Gunther, won't work.
Sir, I'm not trying to play any games.
Oh, come on, boy, you don't think I was born yesterday. You're not the first cheap opportunist who's tried to latch onto my daughter, you won't be the last. I should have nailed you when you first made that pretty little speech ...
[prologue] My heart is sad, my hopes are gone, My blood runs cold through my breast; And when I perish, thou alone, Wilt sigh above my place of rest. Lord Byron. See more
Referenced in True Romance