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The Sandpiper (1965)

TV-14 | | Drama | 23 June 1965 (USA)
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A free-spirited single mother forms a connection with the wed headmaster of an Episcopal boarding school in California.

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Twenty-something Laura Reynolds is a free spirit who questions social conventions, laws and regulations. A struggling artist, she lives in a secluded beach-side cabin in Big Sur with her nine year old illegitimate son, Danny, on who she has instilled her values. Because of this questioning of convention, Laura has decided to home school Danny. Also because of this questioning of the law, Danny runs into some legal problems, and as such is court ordered to be sent to San Simeon, a Christian school in Monterey. This order is against Laura's wishes. The school's headmaster is Dr. Rev. Edward Hewitt, who tries to convince Laura that San Simeon is not the prison she probably believes it to be. Married for twenty-one years to his faithful wife Claire, Edward has become more a fund-raiser at all cost (for a new chapel) rather than an educator or priest. Despite their differences, Laura and Edward begin to fall for each other. Both but especially Edward have to reconcile their feelings for ... Written by Huggo

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23 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Almas en conflicto  »

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$5,300,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Vincente Minnelli originally wanted But Lancaster and Deborah Kerr to repeat their " From Here to Eternity " chemistry before offering it to the Burtons. See more »

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The tie of the judge, as he stands talking to Laura, is straight inside his jacket. As the camera angle changes, the bottom of his tie is shown crumpled and protruding outside his jacket. See more »

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Dr. Edward Hewitt: I've learned that total adjustment to society is quite as bad as total maladjustment, that principled disobedience of unjust law is more Christian, more truly law abiding than unprincipled respect.
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The Shadow of Your Smile
Words by Paul Francis Webster
Music by Johnny Mandel
Performed by Chorus
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frank and profound thought piece
9 August 2003 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I liked the movie. Sorry, but the dialogue and themes are not shallow; they are profound. It is just that we like to avoid facing such deep concepts. This is a movie that dares put forth the idea of atheism, and so therefore it is much deeper that most other movies. How can most of the fluff that comes out today be compared to The Sandpiper.

Furthermore, the dialogue concerning personal feelings is also profound and touches upon feelings the vast vast majority of movies never approach.

Good movie, but be prepared for deliberately provocative themes.


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