Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »
Jean Simmons (a school teacher) takes a secretarial job in a nightclub. The two club owners quibble about a lot, including her. Unfortunately, she develops an interest for the partner who disapproves of her employment at the club.
During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, an assorted group of refugees, including an American soldier, an Army nurse, a priest and a group of local children, try to make their getaway aboard a rattletrap, creaky bus.
A man wearing an expensive gray suit finds himself in Central Park in New York City not knowing who he is or how he got there. His amnesia even extends to the fact that he doesn't know how he takes his coffee. All he has on his possession are a crumpled piece of paper wrapped around a couple of pills, the paper also with a scribbled telephone number. He is also wearing a ring with a broken stone, the ring engraved from its giver with his or her monogram, G.V. The telephone number takes him to a woman who doesn't know who he is. Based on what she calls him and some item association, he begins to call himself Sam Buddwing if anyone asks him. As he wanders New York City in a daze, he believes he may be an escaped mental patient based on a newspaper story, his clothes and the monogrammed ring. But a vision of a young brunette makes him remember a woman in his life named Grace. He manages to spend time with a few women during the day, many times he believing that woman is Grace herself. ...Written by
I was channel flipping and happened upon "Mr. Buddwing". I came in during Garner's romance with Katherine Ross, thinking that it was one of those Romantic Dramadies. You can imagine my utter astonishment when, all of the sudden, he's yelling in the middle of the park, not knowing who he was. I was glued to my seat until the very end. From my perspective, this movie was very well thought out. The idea of different women he happens upon in his journey portraying 'Grace' at different stages was brilliant. Even though the premise was a bit unbelievable, (I, too, began to wonder why he wouldn't go to a police station or something), I still think that this movie was great entertainment. *Just as a side point, I think "Mr. Buddwing" would be great as a potential remake, don't you?
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