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The Reluctant Debutante

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Original title
The Reluctant Debutante
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
William Douglas-Home, Julius J. Epstein (Play: William Douglas-Home)
Music
Eddie Warner
Cinematography
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cast
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Producer
MGM
Genre
Romance. Comedy | Romantic Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent (Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall), welcome to London Jimmy's 17-year-old daughter, Jane (Sandra Dee). Jane is from Jimmy's first marriage to an American and has come to visit her father and the step-mother she has never met. While visiting Sheila has the idea of making Jane a debutante, an idea Jane resists. Difficulties range from Jane's apathy to being placed on the marriage block, the determined efforts of Sheila's cousin, Mabel Claremont, (Angela Lansbury) to win wealthy David Fenner (Peter Myers) for her debutante daughter Clarissa (Diane Clare), and Jane's attraction to David Parkson (John Saxon), an American drummer who plays in the orchestra at the coming-out balls.
Awards
1958: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Comedy Screenplay
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