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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 ...
Mrs. Monday
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Roscoe Potts
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Margaret Bannerman ...
Store Person
Margaret Barker ...
Store Person
Leonard Elliott ...
Store Person
Mike Meola ...
The Guard
Dorothy Sands ...
Store Person
Margaretta Warwick ...
Store Person
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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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A musical play about a mystical night society. See more »


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"Evening Primrose" was originally broadcast on the radio program "Escape" Nov. 5, 1947. Written by John Collier and staring Elliot Lewis, Paul Frees and Pat Lowerly. See more »

Goofs

As Charles and Ella escape to the loading dock, Charles closes the door behind. At the very end of the shot, star Anthony Perkins breaks character and grins. See more »

Quotes

Charles Snell: Harkins, who are these dark men?
Ella Harkins: There's a famous mortuary in Manhattan. Journey's End, I think it's called.
Charles Snell: Yeah, I've heard of it.
Ella Harkins: Well, people live there, just like here.
Charles Snell: Live in a mortuary? Well, how can they? What... What do they live on?
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Version of ABC Stage 67: Evening Primrose (1966) See more »

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Take Me to the World
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Charmian Carr & Anthony Perkins
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Worth a Trip to NYC
8 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first heard of this movie in a Steven Sodheim song book that I have which one of the songs was in, an amazing song called "Take Me To the World". I got a vague idea of the plot by listening to the songs and from what I could piece together from the internet and also the very helpful posting on IMDb (thank you whoever wrote that). Anyway it inspired me enough to go and see the film at the Museum of TV and Radio in NYC, an I have to say that it was worth it. While the casting creeped me out a little bit (a combo of leads from the Sound of Music and Psyco falling in love-- a little weird). The acting was good enough to make me forget about that and exceptionally well done for a made-for-TV musical from the 50s. While the quality was crappy even at the museum, I would love to get my hands on any copy of this as well and the plot (even though slightly creepy) and music are something that should be honored and possibly even remade. This was definitely worth the trip to NYC for me and I live in Seattle!!!


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