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The Reluctant Debutante (1958) Poster

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For years John Saxon said he had been bothered by something about Sandra Dee during filming that he just couldn't put his finger on. Decades later he figured out what it was -Sandra's mother had lied about her age to get her more adult roles, therefore Sandra was only 14 years old at the time of filming.
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The film was shot in Paris because Rex Harrison was having tax problems and could not go to the U.S. or the U.K.
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At the first ball, the song Jane is dancing to is "The Boy Next Door." The song is from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), also directed by Vincente Minnelli.
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The only film Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall made together during their marriage. Kendall sadly passed away from cancer the following year at the age of 33.
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The original Broadway production of "The Reluctant Debutante" by William Douglas-Home opened on October 10, 1956 at Henry Miller's Theatre, ran for 134 performances and was nominated for two 1957 Tony Awards for acting. William Douglas Home also wrote the screenplay on which the movie version was produced.
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