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Darling, How Could You! (1951)

Darling, How Could You! (1951)

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Darling, How Could You is an amiable adaptation of James M. Barrie's stage perennial Alice-Sit- By-the-Fire. Joan Fontaine and John Lund head the cast as Alice and Robert Grey, who return to London from a five-year sojourn at the Panama canal, where Robert, a doctor, has tended to the sick. Upon arriving home, Mr. and Mrs. Grey must become reacquainted with their ever-growing children, especially precocious teenager Amy (Mona Freeman). Having just seen a play about an errant wife, Amy misinterprets the attentions paid to her mother by young physician Steve Clark (Peter Hanson), leading to a bottomless reserve of whimsically comic complications. Long unavailable to TV due to legal hassles with the Barrie estate, Darling, How Could You has since lapsed into public domain, and is now more available than ever. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Joan Fontaine
as Alice Grey
John Lund
as Dr. Robert Grey
Peter Hanson
as Dr. Steven Clark
Lowell Gilmore
as Aubrey Quayne
Robert H. Barrat
as Mr. Rossiter
Gertrude Michael
as Mrs. Rossiter
Willard Waterman
as Theater Manager
John Bryant
as Lieutenant
Robin Hughes
as Neville
Patsy O'Byrne
as Mrs. Jones
Maria Tavares
as Pretty Nurse
Fred Zendar
as Rugged Sailor
William Meader
as Ship's Officer
Jimmie Dundee
as Girl's Father
Allan Douglaus
as Customs Officer
Charles Sherlock
as Customs Inspector
Dolores Hall
as Daughter
Bob Burns
as Cabby
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