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Director  Mitchell Leisen
Music director  Friedrich Hollaender
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Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Cinematography  Daniel L. Fapp
Language  English
Darling, How Could You! movie poster
Writer  Dodie Smith, Lesser Samuels, James Barrie
Release date  August 8, 1951
Cast  Joan Fontaine (Alice Grey), John Lund (Dr. Robert Grey), Mona Freeman (Amy), David Stollery (Cosmo)
Similar movies  Related Mitchell Leisen movies

Darling, How Could You! (1951) is a comedy film directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Joan Fontaine and John Lund. The script is based on the James Barrie play Alice Sit-by-the-Fire. The film was directed by Mitchell Leisen.

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Plot

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In late 1906, brother and sister Cosmo and Amy Grey have not seen their parents for many years, their father being a doctor who has been in Panama during work on the Panama Canal. Their housekeeper sends them to see a play, Peter Pan, but by mistake they end up seeing a rather sophisticated family melodrama instead.

Robert and Alice Grey come home not sure what to expect. The children hardly know their parents at all. Baby Molly has formed a natural attachment to her nanny, and both are reluctant to have Alice come in and "take over". Furthermore, the play has given Amy some peculiar ideas of how mature grown-ups behave. When she hears Alice receive an invitation to meet family friend Dr. Steven Clark, she falsely assumes they are having a romantic tryst.

Amy shows up at Steve's unexpectedly, trying to talk him out of the "affair." He is forced to hide her in a closet when Alice shows up. Robert has been invited as well, but when a glove is found and Amy's presence revealed, everybody gets the wrong idea. Alice assumes the doctor is seeing her daughter, while Robert assumes the doctor is seeing his wife.

Cast

  • Joan Fontaine as Mrs. Alice Grey
  • John Lund as Dr. Robert Grey
  • Mona Freeman as Amy Grey
  • Peter Hansen as Dr. Steven Clark
  • David Stollery as Cosmo Grey
  • Virginia Farmer as Fanny
  • Angela Clarke as Nurse
  • Lowell Gilmore as Aubrey Quayne
  • Robert Barrat as Mr. Rossiter
  • Gertrude Michael as Mrs. Rossiter
  • Mary Murphy as Sylvia
  • Frank Elliott as Simms
  • Billie Bird as Rosie
  • Willard Waterman as Theatre Manager
  • References

    Darling, How Could You! Wikipedia
    Darling, How Could You! IMDb Darling, How Could You! themoviedb.org


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