Dear Heart

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"Two hours from now, two total strangers will meet at a hotel convention in the most unconventional love affair in years!"
  • NR
  • 1965
  • 1 hr 54 min
  • 7.2  (1,816)

Dear Heart is a romantic comedy drama that was released in 1964, directed by Delbert Mann, and starring Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, and Angela Lansbury. The movie follows the story of Evie Jackson (Geraldine Page), a lonely and innocent postcard saleswoman who takes a trip to New York City to attend Paterson's Wholesale Postcards Convention. During her stay, she meets Harry Mork (Glenn Ford), a fast-talking commercial salesman, full of charm and wit. The two develop an instant connection, but their relationship is soon challenged by several unexpected events.

The movie opens with a fascinating montage of vintage postcards, giving viewers a glimpse of the golden era of postcard communication. Evie Jackson is introduced as a postcard saleswoman from Ohio, who has traveled to New York City to attend the Paterson's Wholesale Postcards Convention. Evie can be described as a naive and unsophisticated woman, who has never been to New York City before. She speaks with a Midwestern accent and dresses in conservative clothing. Evie has come to the convention with the hope of meeting new people and experiencing a little bit of adventure.

Shortly after arriving in New York City, she meets Harry Mork (Glenn Ford), who is staying at the same hotel as her. Harry is a suave and charming man, who is always impeccably dressed and has a way with words. Harry immediately becomes intrigued by Evie's simplicity and innocence and tries to win her over with his charm. Evie is initially hesitant and unsure of Harry's motives, but eventually, they start spending time together, exploring the city, Central Park, and attending shows.

As their relationship blossoms, both Evie and Harry face dilemmas that threaten to ruin their newfound happiness. Evie is engaged to a man she has never met, but her parents arranged the marriage to a widower with children. Harry is struggling with the fact that he has fallen in love with Evie and is afraid of commitment. The two talk about their past and future, and Harry reveals that his previous relationships ended because the women wanted him to change, and he didn't want to change.

As Evie and Harry try to navigate through their personal challenges, they meet other interesting characters. Among them are June Lovelace (Angela Lansbury), Harry's ex-girlfriend, who shows up unexpectedly, causing confusion and jealousy between Harry and Evie. The two ladies quickly become rivals, fighting for Harry's attention. Another character is Chet (Michael Anderson Jr.), a young artist who lives in the romantic world of his illusions, and wants to be with Evie.

Throughout the movie, the dialogues are witty, and the performances are excellent. Angela Lansbury is particularly impressive as June Lovelace, who is hard to resist with her sultry voice and sharp tongue. Geraldine Page does a great job portraying Evie, making her a relatable and likable character. Glenn Ford is charming and likable as Harry, making the audience root for him and Evie to end up together.

Dear Heart explores themes of love, loneliness, and self-discovery. The movie is a sweet and tender romance, with a touch of comedy and drama. Its central message is that sometimes the path to true love can be tricky and challenging, but it is worth the journey. It reminds us that the heart wants what it wants, and for some people, falling in love can be a terrifying but rewarding experience. The movie ends with a bittersweet moment that feels true to life and leaves a lasting impression on the viewer.

Overall, Dear Heart is a charming classic movie that is worth watching. It captures the spirit of the 1960s, showcasing the glamour and excitement of New York City. The storyline is engaging, the cinematography is stunning, the performances are outstanding, and the dialogue is clever. The movie is a must-watch for fans of romantic comedies, old Hollywood movies or anyone who wants to experience the joy and sadness of a classic romance.

Dear Heart is a 1965 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    7.2  (1,816)