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The Girl in Blue (1973)

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R | | Drama | March 1974 (USA)
Scott, a smug Montreal lawyer, searches for the girl of his dreams whom he met briefly four summers previously, when she was in a sports car on a tiny ferry going to an island in the St. ... See full summary »

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Scott Laithem
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Paula / Tracy
Gay Rowan ...
Bonnie
William Osler ...
Professor Bamberger
Diane Dewey ...
Holly
Michael Kirby ...
Kippie
Walter Wakefield ...
Old man
Don Arioli ...
Sidewalk artist
Valda Dalton ...
Bingo woman
Guy Martin ...
Policeman
Michel Maillot ...
Good Humour man
Hanna Poznanska ...
Flower woman (as Hanka Posnanska)
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Tennis pro
Elsa Pickthorne ...
Georgette
Donald Ewer ...
Les Turnbull
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Scott, a smug Montreal lawyer, searches for the girl of his dreams whom he met briefly four summers previously, when she was in a sports car on a tiny ferry going to an island in the St. Lawrence. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Bonnie is pressuring him to marry her. Written by Will Gilbert

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Would he ever really find her? Had she ever really existed?

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CAD 420,000 (estimated)
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Classic early '70's 'youth' flic
28 March 1999 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

I am one of probably a handful of people who actually saw this film in a real theatre in 1973 (it ran about 4 days). A classic of the small budget Canadian 'youth' films that were produced thanks to indulgent government grants/tax writeoffs during the era, the film exudes a certain charm. Visually, the production values and colour are uninspired but again reflect a kind of film school innocence that looks quite charming from today's perspective.

The plot, such as it is, revolves around a man who sees the woman of his dreams (blond, busty, wearing a wind swept blue dress) as she departs on a ferry. Trapped on shore, he feels the angst of knowing that the 'one and only' is sailing away (yes, it is trite). Years later, and on the eve of finally making a committment to his current partner, he decides to make a quest to see if his fantasy girl is in fact 'the one'. Everything ends happily, with all characters resolving their feelings in a true '70's style expression of love, happiness, and unprotected sex.

In fact, the film is a good watch, notwithstanding my somewhat tongue in cheek review. The cast of a classic collage of young Canadian actors who were active in the early 70's, all of whom qualify for the "where are they now award". Noticable is a bit part played by Gay Rowan, who singularly among all the cast went on to Hollywood, where she played bit parts in such films aas SOB and Greatest American Hero. I only remember her as she had a brief writeup in the late 70's about how tough it was for Canadian actresses to break into Hollywood (she was a waitress in LA, as I recall).

The film is out of distribution, and copies are rare. If you get a chance though, see it. It is truly a representative example of an era of Canadian film making which will never be seen again!


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