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The Reluctant Debutante

The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

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Release Date: Aug 14, 1958 Wide

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The Reluctant Debutante is a vintage example of the sort of elegant, witty "polite" comedy that Hollywood used to pull off so well. Real-life husband and wife Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall are cast as newly wed Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent, two of London's more attractive aristocrats. Jimmy has a daughter, Jane (Sandra Dee), from a previous marriage; though the girl is dead set against it, Jimmy insists that Jane make her society debut in London. Daddy wants his darling daughter to meet the "right"

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Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy

William Douglas-Home

Dec 11, 1991

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A vintage drawing-room comedy that's flimsy, lacks any edge and plays out as an exercise in high style Brit comedy.

May 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Pedestrian Minneli comedy headlining Rex Harrison.

May 9, 2007
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Minnelli's comedy about the British upper class is one of his least successful films due to incongruous casting of all-American Sandra Dee as the daughter of Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall.

April 25, 2007 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Visually creative comedy-love story.

August 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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Kay and Rex sparkle like the sun, hard to believe she was dying while this was being made. Angela Lansbury provides solid support and John Saxon and Sandra Dee made a handsome couple, but it is really Kay Kendall's movie all the way.
March 2, 2008
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