A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her...
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A man with no illusions marries a young woman who is brimming with idealism. She attempts to remake her husband with her overflowing optimism, but the marriage is severely strained when her first pregnancy ends in miscarriage. They separate, and the woman has a number of affairs, but eventually she returns to her husband. They have a daughter, then settle down to a life that is a blend of the husband's worldliness and the wife's idealism.Written by
Dan Navarro <email@example.com>
I remember seeing this movie on Channel 11, the local PBS television station in Chicago, in the 1960's. I was a high school student at the time. Today I found myself remembering this one. I have just purchased the DVD from the John Korty website.
As I recall, this is a a modern day fable of a disillusioned man and a woman full of delusions. Burgess Meridith does a wonderful job narrating the film, which is some ways comes off as a silent film with narration.
It is a simple story: A contrast between those who try to live without delusion and those who seek fantasy. It is also a story about how this man changed and fell in love with this women who he thought was so silly. It left me such a lasting impression, I am certain that I am correct about the essentials. I also remember the endearing music, with violins (almost like "Fractured Fairy Tales" on "Rocky and Bullwinkle".)
When I get the DVD, let's see if I got things right after 44 years.
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