7 user 5 critic

Evening Primrose (1966)

2:19 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

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.



, (story) | 1 more credit »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Blue Lamp (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley
ABC Stage 67 (TV Series 1966)
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A weekly anthology of one-hour plays, both original and adapted from literary sources.

Stars: The Doodletown Pipers, Lee Grant, Arthur Kennedy
Pretty Poison (1968)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Noel Black
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon
Drama | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An anthology film consisting of three very different stories about love set in Europe and told in flashback.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, Gottfried Reinhardt
Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Leslie Caron
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Bradford Stewart, a young American surgeon studying in Germany, is dining in Cologne with a German friend, Ritter Bloem, a philosopher and a patriotic German. The latter is called away by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Thornby
Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Gail Kane, William Bailey
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Richard Oswald
Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Alexander Murski, Livio Pavanelli
Upstage (1926)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dolly Havens, a small-town girl with big-town ambitions that are larger than her talents, hooks up with Johnny Storm, a vaudeville performer, whose talents make the act a success. Dolly, ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell
Stars: Norma Shearer, Oscar Shaw, Tenen Holtz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The nearly-final divorce of the Halsworths suddenly gets complicated when Miriam's old flame comes to town.

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Zachary Scott
Certificate: Passed Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A way of life is dying on an Outer Hebridean island fishing port, but some of the inhabitants resist evacuating to the mainland.

Director: Michael Powell
Stars: Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Renowned Russian piano teacher Irina Sousatzka gets a new student - Bengali piano prodigy Manek. They are both immigrants in the UK and bond quickly. When Manek's single mother's business fails, he must make a career decision.

Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Navin Chowdhry, Peggy Ashcroft
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.

Director: Allan Burns
Stars: Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson, Christine Lahti


Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Stickney ...
Margaret Bannerman ...
Store Person
Margaret Barker ...
Store Person
Leonard Elliott ...
Store Person
Mike Meola ...
The Guard
Dorothy Sands ...
Store Person
Margaretta Warwick ...
Store Person


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


A musical play about a mystical night society. See more »


Not Rated




Release Date:

16 November 1966 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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?
See more »


Version of ABC Stage 67: Evening Primrose (1966) See more »


I Remember
Music By Stephen Sondheim
Swedish Lyrics By Beppe Wolgers
Sung By Zarah Leander
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I Remember
14 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Two of my favorite Sondheim songs are "I Remember" and "Take Me To The World". I now have another in "If You Find Me, I'm Here". These are just three of the four songs by Stephen Sondheim in this hour-long black and white telemusical from 1966. Of course, Sondheim's songs are the main attraction and reason for resurrection in this nicely restored DVD, but just as interesting are the performance of the stars: Anthony Perkins - fighting hard to fend off his recent psychosis, thanks to Hitch; and Charmian Carr, aiming to prove that she was not just 16 going on 17. Here Carr gives a hint of what her career might have been like had she not quit the business to start a family. Also reigning supreme is Dorothy Stickney, who most will remember as the Queen with the many names in TV's first "Cinderella". Though Paul Bogart's direction is sometimes clumsy and the sound stage settings clunky, Sondheim's music soars - giving us a hint at the genius that was to come. It is no small wonder that half of this score are considered standards today.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Zach Braff on "Alex, Inc." and the Art of Directing

Zach Braff takes "The IMDb Show" behind the scenes of his new series "Alex, Inc." and reveals Morgan Freeman’s favorite on-set prank.

Watch now