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Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Adam and Evelyne (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 26 December 1949 (USA)
When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Director:

Harold French

Writers:

Noel Langley (story), Lesley Storm (additional scenes and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stewart Granger ... Adam Black
Jean Simmons ... Evelyne Wallace
Edwin Styles Edwin Styles ... Bill Murray
Raymond Young ... Roddy Black
Helen Cherry ... Moira Hannon
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Parker
Joan Swinstead Joan Swinstead ... Molly
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Col. Bradley
Fred Johnson ... Chris Kirby
Geoffrey Denton ... Inspector Collins
Peter Reynolds ... David
Brenda Hogan Brenda Hogan ... Christine
John Forrest John Forrest ... Tony
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Storyline

The father of a girl in an orphanage has been writing his daughter, who doesn't remember him, tales of his success in business. Actually, he is impersonating a friend, a handsome gambler. When the father dies, the gambler takes to girl from the orphanage and tells her the truth. But the girl is now a full-grown beauty and complications arise, including those provided by a black-sheep brother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Her intentions defied conventions!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam and Evalyn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of George Pastell. See more »

Soundtracks

O Who Will O'er The Downs So Free
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Pearsall
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A little creepy
23 July 2017 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Despite the title, this movie has nothing to do with the famous "first couple". Somewhat resembling the story of Daddy Long Legs, this quirky May-December romance between Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger has some awkward moments that prevent it from joining the ranks of classic love stories.

To start, Jean is a young girl in boarding school who receives letters from her father. Her father isn't writing the letters, though; his best friend is writing them to be nice. When the real father dies, the friend takes pity on the child and practically adopts her. Only, she doesn't know he's not her father. So, she comes home to live with a man she thinks is her father, and when she starts maturing, they become attracted to one another. See what I mean? It's a little creepy.

The two co-stars were actually dating at the time, and they married the next year, but whatever chemistry they have is just cringe-worthy because of the plot. You can watch it if you like really silly old movies, but it's not one I'd really recommend for any other reason.


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