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.
Twice divorced Hilda Crane feeling she's run out of chances returns to her mother's house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.
A poor widow with two daughters augments her income by using her children to extort money. Visiting the houses of the rich people, they tell a sad story and beg for help. Then she meets a wealthy man who proposes marriage to her.
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
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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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