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A man becomes part of a secret society of people who live in a department store and quickly falls in love with their leader's young maid.

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Dorothy Stickney ...
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Roscoe Potts
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Margaret Bannerman ...
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Store Person
Margaretta Warwick ...
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A young poet gets the brilliant idea to live in a department store, hiding by day, and courting his muse by night where it's quiet, and he can have all his needs met. But, to his surprise, he learns his brilliant idea's not exactly original; there are other residents who dodge the night watchmen, and who keep their existence secret at all costs. And one of them is a young woman who wants to leave, but is to frightened to go. And Charles finds that he wants to show her the larger world outside. Written by Kathy Li

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Charmian Carr left showbiz to raise a family after this film and later opened an interior design business. One of her early clients was Michael Jackson, who had such an affinity for the movie that he decided to furnish his bedroom in his first home with 17 lifelike mannequins, which he and Carr picked out together. See more »

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As Charles wanders into the busy department store, several patrons stop and stare directly into the camera. See more »

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Mrs. Bilby: My name is Bilby and I'm looking for the parasol department. The clerk said, "First left and straight on 'til morning," but that can't be right!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Charmian Carr & Anthony Perkins
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27 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On Mandy Patinkin's 1987 CD Dress Casual, the music from Evening Primrose is sung by the two great interpreters of Sondheim's music: Patinkin and Bernadette Peters. It was a wonderful introduction to the songs. The CD itself suffers from something common in his albums, a too-large modulation in volume, which is forever causing you to turn the volume up, then down, then up again.

But the singing itself is gorgeous. These are two magnificent voices singing music representative of Broadway's best composer, and it's a wonder we haven't heard the tunes more often in the many tributes to Sondheim. The plot idea is as old as Greek mythology, and over-used. Anyone interested in Sondheim at all should get a listen to this CD.


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