Dear Heart

Dear Heart

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Director: Delbert Mann

Cast: Delbert Mann, Glenn Ford, Geraldine Page, Michael Anderson Jr.

     
 

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In this romantic comedy, a middle-aged postmistress from a small town goes to a post office convention in New York and promptly falls in love with a man who is engaged to another. His fiancee is a widow with a teenage son. The man really wants a family, but he also really wants the postmistress.Trouble ensues while he makes up his mind.

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In this romantic comedy, a middle-aged postmistress from a small town goes to a post office convention in New York and promptly falls in love with a man who is engaged to another. His fiancee is a widow with a teenage son. The man really wants a family, but he also really wants the postmistress.Trouble ensues while he makes up his mind.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Geraldine Page, whose film and stage career included an amazing variety of roles, is still not an actress whose name comes to mind when discussing romantic comedies. Nevertheless, she is excellent in Dear Heart, a sweet and charming little film that is ultimately too insubstantial and dated to rank as a great film. (It also veers uncomfortably off track near the end.) Page displays many of her familiar characteristics and mannerisms -- a certain hesitancy, a distinct vulnerability compounded with an iron determination, a flutteriness. She creates a detailed portrait of a lonely, sad woman who knows that admitting her sadness would destroy her. Glenn Ford is a bit dull as her intended paramour, but a large part of this is due to the role rather than the actor. Angela Lansbury is dependably bitchy, and Alice Pearce, Mary Wickes and Richard Deacon offer fine support. Delbert Mann's direction is fine but unexciting; visually the film is somewhat static and dull. The sleek Henry Mancini score, especially the popular title tune, is a definite plus.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2014
UPC:
0883316317020
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:54:00
Sales rank:
12,346

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Glenn Ford Harry Mork
Geraldine Page Evie Jackson
Michael Anderson Patrick
Barbara Nichols June
Patricia Barry Mitchell
Charles Drake Frank Taylor
Angela Lansbury Phyllis
Ruth McDevitt Miss Tait
Neva Patterson Connie
Alice Pearce Miss Moore
Richard Deacon Mr. Cruikshank
Mary Wickes Miss Fox
Peter Turgeon Peterson
Ken Lynch the Masher
James O'Reare Marvin
Nelson Olmsted Herb
William Cort Actor

Technical Credits
Delbert Mann Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Howard Bristol Set Decoration/Design
Donfeld Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray Evans Songwriter
Russell Harlan Cinematographer
Jay Livingston Songwriter
Henry Mancini Score Composer,Songwriter
Martin Manulis Producer
Tad Mosel Screenwriter
Joseph C. Wright Art Director

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Dear Heart 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
KateintheDesert More than 1 year ago
I have watched this movie several times and get a little more each time out of it. It isn't an action packed movie, but is a sweet and heart tugging movie. I Loved Geraldine Page and Glen Ford in the roles they played. They played very real to life people, with real to life situations, at least for that era. I loved the ending...but then, I have always been a sap for happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Page plays a sweet, but eccentric Post Mistress, thinking that she must resign herself to becoming a spinster...she meets Ford, a good time Charlie out for a little action, but ready to settle down. Page is so wonderful as a sort of good hearted innocent trtying to find the life she wants. Very romantic and sort of sad and sappy, but I loved it and consider it one of my all time favs. I really think the character development is great and the music and story are also interesting. It is a slower moving movie, not much action, but very good content.