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Alison Kirbe of London, receives a telegram from Texas, that she has inherited a livestock ranch. It is plastered throughout the London newspapers that Alison has become a rich heiress, and is sailing to the United Slates alone to claim her inheritance. Or so she thinks. Three men, Terence Keath, Jeremy Tayler, and Jeremy's lawyer, Matthew Kinston take an interest in Alison, after reading about her in the papers. They all board the ship hoping to become involved with her, but, all for different reasons. Terence, is a gambler and wants to marry a rich women to pay his debts. Jeremy, a multi-millionaire wants a wife, and Matthew wants to protect Jeremy's fortune, for he belives Alison is actually running a scam. All aboard!Written by
MGM was so pleased with this film's script, they offered Val Lewton a larger budget and to replace Deborah Kerr with June Allyson, who was a bigger star at the time. Lewton insisted on keeping Kerr. See more »
After their evening of gambling, Matthew goes to Allison's hotel room and she invites him for coffee. Just as he accepts and begins to sit down, the far shot shows her putting her empty coffee cup at his place. The next shot, which is a close shot from her right, shows her again putting the cup in front of him. See more »
In the same vein of Tom, Dick, and Harry and Three Guys Named Mike, this romantic comedy pairs a moderately attractive female lead with three flawed suitors, leaving the audience to groan when the credits roll after she's chosen the wrong man. Even if you love Deborah Kerr, Please Believe Me isn't the best movie to rent. She was terribly miscast; this should have been another vehicle for Jane Wyman, or Barbara Stanwyck in her Ball of Fire phase.
Deborah Kerr has inherited a Texas ranch, and while on the boat from England to America, three men pursue her. Robert Walker is a gold digger, Peter Lawford is a womanizer, and Mark Stevens is just a jerk. None of the characters are sympathetic, and the second half of the movie involves everyone in an uninteresting side plot about gambling. Since the first half wasn't that great to begin with, it's even more of a letdown. This really isn't that great of a movie, so if you want to watch Deborah Kerr in a comedy, rent The Grass is Greener instead.
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