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Darling, How Could You!

 

Darling, How Could You!

Darling, How Could You!
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Written by Dodie Smith
Lesser Samuels
James Barrie (play)
Starring Joan Fontaine
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Cinematography Daniel L. Fapp
Edited by Alma Macrorie
Eda Warren
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates August 8, 1951
Running time 96 min.
Country United States
Language English

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.[1]

Plot

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 canal. Their housekeeper sends them to see a play, Peter Pan, but by mistake they end up seeing a rather sophisticated family drama instead.

Robert and Alice Grey come home not sure what to expect. The children hardly know Alice at all. 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

References

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