Bubbly, middle-aged Evie Jackson has been single and alone for quite some time. When she attends a postmasters' convention at a New York City hotel, she meets rakish greeting card salesman Harry Mork and falls in love.


Delbert Mann


Tad Mosel (screenplay), Tad Mosel (story)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Harry Mork
Geraldine Page ... Evie Jackson
Angela Lansbury ... Phyllis
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Patrick
Barbara Nichols ... June Loveland
Patricia Barry ... Mitchell
Charles Drake ... Frank Taylor
Richard Deacon ... Mr. Cruikshank
Neva Patterson ... Connie Templeton
Ken Lynch ... The Masher
Ruth McDevitt ... Miss Tait
Alice Pearce ... Miss Moore
Mary Wickes ... Miss Fox
Joanna Crawford Joanna Crawford ... Emile Zola Bernkrant
James O'Rear James O'Rear ... Marvin


Single and alone, Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page) arrives in New York City for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanizing salesman newly promoted to his marketing department and trying to adjust to having become engaged. When his path crosses Evie's, she wonders if this is finally the man for her, while her ways just seem to annoy him. At least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Two hours from now, two total strangers will meet at a hotel convention in the most unconventional love affair in years! See more »


Comedy | Family


Unrated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Harry Mork (Glenn Ford) deliberately calls Daphne Mitchell (Patricia Barry) by her last name instead of her first name, implying their their physical relationship is casual and not romantic. See more »


In hotel coffee shop, Evie eats a sundae that keeps refilling itself. See more »


Miss Tait: We missed you at the awards banquet, Miss Jackson.
Evie Jackson: We ate Japanese.
Miss Tait: We had creamed chicken.
[walks away]
Harry Mork: You sorry you missed the banquet?
Evie Jackson: Oh, I've forgotten every banquet I ever went to. But I'll always remember the one I missed!
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Version of Studio One: The Out-of-Towners (1957) See more »


Ain't She Sweet
Music by Milton Ager
Played at the Postmasters Get-Together
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Geraldine Page is always a treat
4 April 2013 | by mainefredSee all my reviews

There are two reasons for watching this film. The most important one is the chance to watch one of the great actresses of our time at work. The other is Mancini's beautiful theme. Evie Jackson is in NYC for the annual postmasters' convention,and Harry Mork is apartment-hunting. Harry and Evie are staying at the same hotel and meet. Harry tells Evie he's engaged and asks her to supply a woman's appraisal of an apartment he's considering. The scene at the apartment, where Evie slowly realizes that he really IS engaged (and not wooing her) is an acting tour de force. That one scene is worth the price of admission. I saw the film at its opening, at Radio City Music Hall, and I'll never forget it - or Geraldine Page.

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Release Date:

16 April 1965 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of Towners See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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