Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take ...
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Louise Mason is a young widow who fills her empty life with the task of becoming a children's nurse. As the years pass, and the widow tries to find her own place in life, her young charges,... See full summary »
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Jordan Blake (a widower) is a successful Broadway Producer who has always been to busy for his children, Barbara and Jerry. Girlfriend, Carolina a musical comedy star, urges Jordan to take his kids on a vacation and get to know them before they are all grown up. Is Jordan already too late?Written by
Daddy, if a person is well-bred, she's never drunk.
Is that so?
Ordinary people drink because they can't measure up to life. But well-bred people drink because, well, because life can't measure up to them. Mrs Angevine explained it to me.
Mrs. Angevine's got a hollow leg.
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At the risk of being stoned I must admit to not being much of a Bing Crosby fan. But I still enjoyed this minor musical. It is filmed in gorgeous color and has some good routines - especially that one with the airplane - wow! - but it's hard to forgive that nauseating number featuring singing and dancing snobbish school-girls on the beach.
There are some terrific performances here. Robert Arthur is given one of his best roles as Bing's confused son, and he is both believable and touching as he falls in love with the much older Wyman. And Jane's a big surprise here too, singing well and looking stunning. And who could resist Natalie Wood in her early teens? But Ethel Barrymore was the highlight for me, although she seemed a little frail. The warmth and humanity she brought to all her roles is utilised beautifully here.
The costumes are magnificent, especially the multi-colored sequin gowns in the last scenes, and, although the ending is a little saccharine, this film is great entertainment.
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