The Reluctant Debutante
The Reluctant Debutante (1958)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 14, 1958
DVD Release Date: December 11, 1991
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A vintage drawing-room comedy that's flimsy, lacks any edge and plays out as an exercise in high style Brit comedy.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually creative comedy-love story.

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Steve Crum

Pedestrian Minneli comedy headlining Rex Harrison.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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jay nixon
Kay and Rex sparkle like the sun, hard to believe she was dying while this was being made. Angela Lansbury provides solid support and John Saxon and Sandra Dee… More