Three years into their loving marriage with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes when she is swept off the lifeboat she is on. Her body is not recovered. Fast forward five years. Nicky, wanting now to move on with his life, has Ellen declared legally dead. Part of that moving on includes getting remarried, this time to a young woman named Bianca Steele, who, for their honeymoon, he plans to take to the same Monterrey resort where he and Ellen spent their honeymoon. On that very same day, Ellen is dropped off in Los Angeles by the Navy, who rescued her from the South Pacific island where she was stranded for the past five years. She asked the Navy not to publicize her rescue or notify Nicky as she wanted to do so herself. Upon Ellen's arrival back home, a shocked Grace Arden, Nicky's mother, informs Ellen ...Written by
Martin Melcher, Doris Day's husband and manager at the time this film was made, was well known in the film business for "cutting deals on the side." As one of this film's producers, Melcher struck a bargain with Chrysler Corporation to ensure that every vehicle clearly seen in the film was a Chrysler product. If you pay attention during the sequence in which Day goes through a car wash, you may notice that every car heading into the car wash, including the Imperial convertible driven by Day, is a Chrysler of one brand or another. See more »
During the scene in which Nick is watching Adam perform on the trampoline, the couple in the corner directly behind him get up and leave their table three different times. See more »
[muttering as he walks through the hotel lobby]
My wife is alive. My wife is alive. My wife is alive.
So's mine, buddy. That's why I drink!
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James Garner is sooo hot and Doris shines as usual!
Despite my not being around when this was released, (I am 14) James Garner is really a dish. I enjoyed this movie a lot. It was done in a way you don't see anymore. James and Doris look so cute together. I really liked the story and am hoping to see the original with Cary Grant/Irene Dunne. I especially have a place in my heart for Doris Day's 60's comedies and I rank this with the best of them. I love the car wash scene...It was so cute. And Doris's and James's jealousies at what they had been doing when they were away, (just the measures they took), just was funny. If you wanna feel good, watch this movie!!!
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