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Dear Heart (1964)

Single and alone, Evie arrives in New York for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanising salesman newly promoted to his marketing department and trying to ... See full summary »

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Tad Mosel (screenplay), Tad Mosel (story)
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Cast

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
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Single and alone, Evie arrives in New York for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanising 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 »

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Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Trivia

Among the people being paged in the hotel lobby is Dorothy Aldrin, who was the script supervisor. There's also a page for Roy Fitzgerald, which is Rock Hudson's real name; Delbert Mann had recently directed him in "Lover Come Back" and "A Gathering of Eagles." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Harry Mork: You know I like the get well designs, and the birthday, but what's this anniversary here? You've drawn the wife with half a head.
Mitchell: That's the way I see wives.
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Connections

Version of Studio One in Hollywood: The Out-of-Towners (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Dear Heart
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Chorus
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Time for a DVD release, please!
11 January 2005 | by gregcoutureSee all my reviews

I note that a DVD version of this charming film is available in Great Britain, but not here . (Our VHS version is not in stock from one major source and one wonders if the British DVD is also out-of-stock.) This title boasts two truly fine actresses, Geraldine Page and Angela Lansbury (although the latter has little more than a cameo, of which she makes the most, as always), plus a wonderful supporting cast as well. Ordinarily I've found Glenn Ford to be rather dull in several of his big screen performances but in this one I recall finding him well-suited to his role and giving an entirely sympathetic and amusing account of himself opposite Ms. Page in a role she obviously relished.

With a well-remembered theme song and a nice music score by the prolific Henry Mancini, there's probably no danger of this one being remade, I suspect, and, since it's close to perfect in this original telling, let's just hope that a DVD release will eventually allow us to revisit the qualities that made it genuinely appealing for mature audiences forty years ago and, I feel sure, still would today.


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