The Reluctant Debutante
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The Reluctant Debutante
The Reluctant Debutante is a vintage example of the sort of elegant, witty "polite" comedy that Hollywood used to pull off so well. Real-life husband and wife Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall are cast as newly wed Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent, two of London's more attractive aristocrats. Jimmy has a daughter, Jane (Sandra Dee), from a previous marriage; though the girl is dead set against it, Jimmy insists that Jane make her society debut in London. Daddy wants his darling daughter to meet the "right" kind of husband, but she's more interested in handsome-but-shady… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A vintage drawing-room comedy that's flimsy, lacks any edge and plays out as an exercise in high style Brit comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Visually creative comedy-love story."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"Pedestrian Minneli comedy headlining Rex Harrison."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Minnelli's comedy about the British upper class is one of his least successful films due to incongruous casting of all-American Sandra Dee as the daughter of Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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