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Dear Heart (1964)

Unrated | | Comedy, Family | 16 April 1965 (Finland)
Single and alone, Evie arrives in New York for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanising salesman newly promoted to his marketing department and trying to ... See full summary »


Delbert Mann


Tad Mosel (screenplay), Tad Mosel (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Ford ... Harry Mork
Geraldine Page ... Evie Jackson
Angela Lansbury ... Phyllis
Michael Anderson Jr. ... Patrick
Barbara Nichols ... June Loveland
Patricia Barry ... Mitchell
Charles Drake ... Frank Taylor
Richard Deacon ... Mr. Cruikshank
Neva Patterson ... Connie Templeton
Ken Lynch ... The Masher
Ruth McDevitt ... Miss Tait
Alice Pearce ... Miss Moore
Mary Wickes ... Miss Fox
Joanna Crawford Joanna Crawford ... Emile Zola Bernkrant
James O'Rear James O'Rear ... Marvin


Single and alone, Evie arrives in New York for the annual Postmasters' convention. Staying at her hotel is a womanising salesman newly promoted to his marketing department and trying to adjust to having become engaged. When his path crosses Evie's, she wonders if this is finally the man for her, while her ways just seem to annoy him. At least to start with. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The unconventional love affair that began at a convention in New York See more »


Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

16 April 1965 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Out of Towners See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As mentioned elsewhere, appearing together are 'Alice Pearce' and 'Sandra Gould (I)', the original and replacement actors who played the Gladys Kravitz character from 'Bewitched (1964)'. Though Dear Heart completed filming months before Alice Pearce was cast in Bewitched, her name tag in Dear Heart reveals her character name to be Agnes Moore. 'Agnes Moorehead' played Samantha's mother Endora on 'Bewitched (1964)'. Additionally, Ruth McDevitt plays "Mrs. Tait;" Darren's boss was Larry Tate. See more »


Harry is supposed to meet Evie at 9:30, but later he mentions the rendezvous as supposed to have taken place at 8:30. See more »


Evie Jackson: I'm a postmaster. I suppose I should say "postmistress" but that sounds a bit racy to me.
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Version of Studio One in Hollywood: The Out-of-Towners (1957) See more »


Dear Heart
Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Music by Henry Mancini
Performed by Chorus
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Loneliness can be understood at any age
8 August 2006 | by naciohbSee all my reviews

I don't know about Chimale1025's claim that "Children under 35" won't enjoy it unless they are exceptionally mature, but I am currently in my mid-20s and have loved this film since I saw it on TCM in my early 20's. Then again, many of my favorite films deal with the loneliness of not quite fitting in to society's big picture.

This is a lovely story of two lonely people who find each other at just the right time, and the growing closeness between the two forces them to look at their lives more clearly and see what they really want out of life. The title song by Mancini is rather cloying and irritating, but I can overlook that for the wonderful performances by Ford and Page. Lansbury is also quite good as the supposed shrew and "tomato", but even she is not entirely unsympathetic in the end. She is also lonely, you see.

Anyone who has been truly lonely or is sympathetic to that position will react emotionally to this film. True, it is a little dated, but that is a large part of its charm for the innocence and hope that fills it. Definitely worth a look, and hopefully it will appear on DVD soon enough!

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