The Second Time Around

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"She's tangling with he-men who want to stay free-men... And showing you what a gal's gotta do to get a guy to say"
  • NR
  • 1961
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.5  (807)

The Second Time Around is a charming romantic comedy film from 1961, directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, and Andy Griffith. The movie tells the story of a young and beautiful woman named Lucretia Rogers (Debbie Reynolds), who moves from New York City to live on her uncle's ranch in the wild west town of Val Verde in Arizona.

Lucretia had just ended a romantic relationship and wanted a fresh start. Her uncle has passed away, and she decides to run the ranch, but she soon realizes she knows nothing about ranching. She tries to adapt to her new surroundings, learning how to ride horses and dealing with the challenges of running a ranch in the west.

Lucretia meets her new neighbor and town sheriff, Dale Robertson (Steve Forrest), who becomes her love interest. Dale is an honest, hardworking man who takes his job very seriously. Despite their spark, Lucretia has a hard time committing to a new relationship, and Dale is not much better. The two have a rocky relationship and initially butt heads, but the tension between the two only adds to the film's humor.

Andy Griffith plays Pat Collins, a suave and debonair businessman who comes to the town of Val Verde from San Francisco. He is there to promote a new type of jelly that he invented, and he quickly takes a liking to Lucretia. Griffith adds a comical element to the film as he tries to woo Lucretia in a suave and charismatic manner.

The Second Time Around is a delightful film that showcases the beautiful Arizona landscape of the 1960s. The scenery is stunning and adds to the film's authenticity, taking viewers back to a simpler and more innocent time. The movie is light-hearted and romantic, showcasing the characters' comical personalities and relationships.

The film's musical score is a standout, featuring an original song called "The Second Time Around," which was written specifically for the film by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and has become a classic.

Overall, The Second Time Around is a classic romantic comedy that showcases the talents of its talented cast members. It is a feel-good movie that will leave a smile on your face and make you want to watch it again and again. The film is a must-see for fans of Debbie Reynolds, Steve Forrest, Andy Griffith, and anyone who loves a good romantic comedy.

The Second Time Around is a 1961 western with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 38 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (807)