The Reluctant Debutante

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Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent (Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall), welcome to London Jimmy's 17-year-old daughter, Jane (Sandra Dee). Jane is from Jimmy's first marriage to an American and has come to visit her father and the step-mother she has never met. While visiting Sheila has the idea of making Jane a debutante, an idea Jane resists. Difficulties range from Jane's apathy to being placed on the marriage block, the determined efforts of Sheila's cousin, Mabel Claremont, (Angela Lansbury) to win wealthy David Fenner (Peter Myers) for her debutante daughter Clarissa (Diane Clare), and Jane's attraction to David Parkson (John Saxon), an American drummer who plays in the orchestra at the coming-out balls.

  1. William Douglas-Home


  2. Vincente Minnelli


  3. Julius J. Epstein


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  1. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison

    Jimmy Broadbent

  2. Kay Kendall

    Kay Kendall

    Sheila Broadbent

  3. Sandra Dee

    Sandra Dee


  4. Angela Lansbury

    Angela Lansbury

    Mabel Claremont

  5. Diane Clare

    Diane Clare


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    Peter Myers

    David Fenner

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Status Released

Original Language Italian

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • January 1, 1958



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