Love with the Proper Stranger
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Love with the Proper Stranger
Taken for granted by her Italian family, New Yorker Natalie Wood seeks solace in the arms of irresponsible jazz musician Steve McQueen. She becomes pregnant, but doesn't expect McQueen to marry her; all she wants is enough money to pay for an illegal abortion (this is ten years before Roe v. Wade). Not surprisingly, McQueen is refused a loan by his girl friend Edie Adams; meanwhile, Wood is being pressured by her family to marry gormless Tom Bosley. As the abortion appointment approaches, McQueen begins to feel guilty, but still won't propose. Bosley finds out that Wood is pregnant,… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Co-starring with the charismatic Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood received a second Oscar nomination for this well acted melodrama about pregnancy out of the wedlock"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Underrated romantic drama, with rich NYC atmosphere and a trenchant look at sexual mores."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Well actted by Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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