Gaby is a ballet dancer in 1944 London who happens to bump into a corporal Greg while rushing to catch the bus. Greg is mesmerized by Gaby and goes to the ballet to see her on stage, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Robert E. Sherwood (play), S.N. Behrman (earlier screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Gaby
John Kerr ... Gregory Y. Wendell
Cedric Hardwicke ... Mr. Edgar Carrington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Taina Elg ... Elsa
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Helen Carrington
Scott Marlowe ... Jan
Ian Wolfe ... Registrar
Joe Di Reda ... Allen
Joe Corey ... Pete (as Joseph Corey)
James Best ... Jim
Lisa Montell ... Claire
Ruta Lee ... Denise
Narda Onyx ... Olga
Gloria Wood ... Singer at the Bottle Club
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Gaby is a ballet dancer in 1944 London who happens to bump into a corporal Greg while rushing to catch the bus. Greg is mesmerized by Gaby and goes to the ballet to see her on stage, but Gaby is French and wants nothing to do with Greg. But he persists and by the end of the day, she agrees to marry. But before they can marry, there is a mountain of red tape and Greg ships out while promising to marry Gaby on his return. When she hears that he has been killed, she makes herself available to anyone who would want her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama

Certificate:

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By the patch on his left shoulder, Gregory is a member of the 101st Airborne Division, nicknamed "The Screaming Eagles". See more »

Goofs

Even though the story takes place in 1944, once again MGM's indefatigably anachronistic designer, Helen Rose has clothed all the female participants in totally contemporary 1956 designs and fashions. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Helen Carrington: Where's the present? I told them you were bringing a present.
Mr. Edgar Carrington: Chatterbox!
Mrs. Helen Carrington: Where is it?
Mr. Edgar Carrington: All in good time. The essence of a present is timing.
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Version of Waterloo Bridge (1931) See more »

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Le cycle du vin
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Traditional
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Classic Drama remade as a "Vehicle" for Leslie Caron
23 January 2019 | by mike48128See all my reviews

Basically for fans of Leslie Caron. A sweet, innocent ballerina working in England during WWII becomes a "loose" woman after she presumes that her "love-at-first-sight American G.I. fiance is dead. Prostitution is strongly hinted at, and she feels ashamed after he turns up "crippled" but quite alive. Beautifully filmed in CinemaScope and Eastman Color, which does add something to the movie. Quite unbelievable, but if you are a fan of Caron, you will enjoy this move as she has great "screen presence" and makes it an earnest performance that outshines the material. Certainly no "Gigi" or "Lili", to be sure.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1956 (Portugal) See more »

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Budget:

$1,863,000 (estimated)
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4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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