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A Matter of Innocence (1967)

Pretty Polly (original title)
Approved | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 24 January 1968 (USA)
Miss Polly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a travelling companion. While in India, her aunt's demise leaves her alone to pursue her freedom and explore an ... See full summary »

Director:

Guy Green

Writers:

Noël Coward (story "Pretty Polly Barlow") (as Noel Coward), Keith Waterhouse (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hayley Mills ... Polly Barlow
Brenda de Banzie ... Eva Innes-Hook
Dorothy Alison ... Mrs. Barlow
Peter Bayliss ... Critch
Patricia Routledge ... Miss Gudgeon
Shashi Kapoor ... Amaz Hudeen
Trevor Howard ... Robert Thorne-Hook
Kalen Liu Kalen Liu ... Lorelei
Toni Murphy Toni Murphy ... Lady Tourist
Dick Patterson ... Rick Preston
Ric Young ... Lim Kee (as Eric Young)
Sarah Abdullah Sarah Abdullah ... Bad Girl
Anthony Chinn ... Japanese Proprietor
S.Y. Han S.Y. Han ... Oculist
David Prosser David Prosser ... Ambrose
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Miss Polly decides to spend a few months with her wealthy spinster aunt as a travelling companion. While in India, her aunt's demise leaves her alone to pursue her freedom and explore an arm's length romance with a local boy. Tender, fun loving, and poetic representation of that transition from youth to young womanhood. Written by Mike Gomez <mgomez@kuentos.guam.net>

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Hayley Mills and Trevor Howard appeared in So Well Remembered (1947). See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Polly
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Matt Monro
[Played over the opening credits]
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Boring Hayley Mills Movie
10 July 2017 | by endlesssummer53See all my reviews

Hayley Mills is my all-time favorite actress but her performance in this movie was mediocre at best. Sure, she looked STUNNING but her acting seemed forced and not sincere.

The characters in this movie were VERY uninteresting and it was hard to understand what Trevor Howard, Shashi Kapoor, Kalen Liu and some of the others were saying with their strong accents and speaking really fast.

This movie's plot and scenery seemed to be all over the map and really had little direction and emotion which left me really BORED!!! The soundtrack was fair but nothing special but I did like Matt Monro's singing of the title song.

Hayley's last GREAT movie was "The Trouble With Angels" made the year before (1966) but all of her movies after that were never hits in the USA. The public never accepted her new image and thus, she will be forever remembered most of all for her Disney movies and for "The Trouble With Angels".


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Release Date:

24 January 1968 (USA) See more »

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