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Evening Primrose (1966)

TV Movie  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Musical  |  16 November 1966 (USA)
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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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Margaret Bannerman ...
Store Person
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Store Person
Leonard Elliott ...
Store Person
Mike Meola ...
The Guard
Dorothy Sands ...
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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"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 »

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The dialogue suggests that the film is set in 1940, when the short story upon which the movie is based was written. However, portions were filmed in a real store during off-hours, so there are countless things from the '60s featured throughout, including vehicles, clothing, hi-fi record players and other electronics, and the prominently featured book "Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum," which was first published in 1965. See more »

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Charles Snell: What goes on here?
Roscoe Potts: Life, my boy. And death, of course. You can't have one without the other.
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Version of ABC Stage 67: Evening Primrose (1966) See more »

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Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Anthony Perkins
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Brilliant Score
8 March 2006 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I agree that the score to Evening Primrose is excellent. There are only four songs, but every one is perfect. I've also seen the Tony Perkins version and agree that it's imperfect, but the 2001 recording from Nonesuch, with Neil Patrick Harris and Theresa McCarthy, is quite good. I think I prefer "If You Can Find Me I'm Here" to "I Remember Sky," but it's close.

And then there's "Take Me to the World" and "When." Gotta love it. Sondheim just got better after this one, of course, but he was already brilliant in 1966.

By the way, this wasn't a "special," in the conventional sense of the term. It was an episode of ABC's wonderful 1966-67 anthology series Stage 67. It featured plays by writers like Truman Capote and Murray Schisgal. It even featured a musical episode by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, though Sondheim blew those guys away. (Despite which, I love Burt Bacharach and Hal David.)

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