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Adam and Evalyn (1949)

Adam and Evelyne (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 26 December 1949 (USA)
When a friend dies, a gambler adopts his daughter. Complications ensue.

Director:

Harold French

Writers:

Noel Langley (story), Lesley Storm (additional scenes and dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stewart Granger ... Adam Black
Jean Simmons ... Evelyne Wallace
Edwin Styles Edwin Styles ... Bill Murray
Raymond Young ... Roddy Black
Helen Cherry ... Moira Hannon
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Parker
Joan Swinstead Joan Swinstead ... Molly
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Col. Bradley
Fred Johnson ... Chris Kirby
Geoffrey Denton ... Inspector Collins
Peter Reynolds ... David
Brenda Hogan Brenda Hogan ... Christine
John Forrest John Forrest ... Tony
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Storyline

The father of a girl in an orphanage has been writing his daughter, who doesn't remember him, tales of his success in business. Actually, he is impersonating a friend, a handsome gambler. When the father dies, the gambler takes to girl from the orphanage and tells her the truth. But the girl is now a full-grown beauty and complications arise, including those provided by a black-sheep brother. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Her intentions defied conventions!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam and Evalyn See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Two Cities Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 29, 1952 with Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger reprising their film roles. See more »

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(uncredited)
Music by Wilfred Sanderson
Lyrics by Edward Teschemacher
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Outstanding Film
27 March 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed this film which I had my doubts about until I viewed the great acting of Jean Simmons, (Evelyn Wallace) and Stewart Granger, (Adam Black). This story is about a young girl Evelyn who lives in an orphanage and receives letters from her father telling her he is going to visit her someday and take her home where he raises horses. However, this is really not her father but a good friend of her father's Adam Black. Evelyn's father passes away and he asks Adam to take care of his daughter and he promises to look after her. There are very funny scenes and some very dramatic moments along with many lies which have been told and have to be explained to poor Evelyn Wallace. In real life, Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger were married and had a child. Great Classic film from 1949, enjoy.


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