A white family has had the same black maid for many years. When she tells them she wants to go back to school and will be leaving soon, the 20ish year old son decides what she needs is a change and begins searching for a man to wine her, dine her, but who won't marry her thinking that this will turn her aside from her plans. The man he finds doesn't entirely cooperate.Written by
John Vogel <email@example.com>
In the film Sidney Poitier's character says that he is 36 while Poitier was actually 41 at the time of the movie. Abbey Lincoln's character says she is 27, although she was actually 38 at the time of the movie. See more »
When Abbey Lincoln in the title role of Ivy announces she's quitting to go out on
her own, the Austins except for father Carroll O'Connor hit the panic button. Nan
Martin is beside herself as the mom and the kids Lauri Peters and Beau Bridges
recoil at the prospect of doing for themselves.
Beau Bridges who is a rather shallow character with pretensions of being a flower
child comes up with the idea of fixing Lincoln up with a disreputable character
so she would see how well off she is and stay. His choice is Sidney Poitier a
man with a trucking company who on the side at night has moving casino
inside one of his moving vans.
But as these things work out, Poitier falls for Lincoln and mounts an earnest campaign to win her. That campaign is some of the best parts of the film,
Poitier and Lincoln have a real chemistry together.
The other part I like is what goes on with Beau Bridges. Some of the dialog
between him and his parents remind me of Carroll O'Connor and son-in-law
Rob Reiner from All In The Family.
This is a nice feel good movie about a princess who finds a Prince Charming in
a strange place.
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