A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.A father's attempts to protect his college-age daughter from trouble backfire and he finds himself in the middle of scandal after scandal.
SANDRA DEE IS A HANDFUL FOR STEWART...!
A 1963 comedy starring James Stewart & Sandra Dee. Being put through the wringer by a civic board, Stewart recounts how he ended up there when daughter Dee went to college & became the apple of many a man's eye. At first getting a musical berth at a proto-hippie coffee joint, she soon flexes her artistic muscle (evidenced by her painting canvases at home wearing a 2 piece bikini where an ogling man nearly nearly crashes his car!) prompting her & her French beau to go to France (since she's won an art scholarship). Throughout poor Stewart, a lawyer, gets a front row vista to the culture wars as he gets arrested during a college sit-in, can't get a stiff drink at the coffee bar & having Dee's Parisian female roommates attack him when he honestly asked if they were hookers. Dee gets a wedding proposal from her man w/a date to meet his parents at a masquerade party but things don't go smoothly since her man's parents are snobs. Will the wedding go off w/o a hitch? Typical of Stewart's 60's comedy output which found him more stunned at the state of the world to reflect what was going on in burgeoning youth movement of the time w/Dee cute as a button (& a fellow New Jerseyian, go Bayonne!) trying to keep her dad's sanity in check. Also starring Audrey Meadows (wasted frankly!) as Stewart's wife, Bob Denver (billed as Robert!) playing a future version of his Maynard G. Krebs persona from Dobie Gillis, Robert Morley as a fellow traveler Stewart encounters in Paree & John McGiver as the head of the board impugning Stewart's character. Interesting fact the script was based on a play written by Henry & Phoebe Ephron, writer Nora's parents, who based the daughter's character on her.
- Jun 23, 2022
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