The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
Release Date: Aug 14, 1958 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 823
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"
Aug 14, 1958 Wide
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.
Pedestrian Minneli comedy headlining Rex Harrison.
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.
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