Very eligible and successful bachelor, Charlie Reader, played by Sinatra, suddenly finds himself a girl, played by Debbie Reynolds, who doesn't fall so easily for his lines and is only looking to settle down. For a guy who has more women than he knows what to do with, is he up to that challenge?
Frank Sinatra and Debbie Reynolds
Frank and Debbie have great chemistry in this movie and are pretty adorable. Debbie is just 3 years older than when she played Kathy Sheldon in Singin in the Rain. I especially enjoy the exchange below where he insists that she "can't throw a song like that away." Show her how it's done, Frank.
David Wayne and Celeste Holm
David plays an old friend of Charlie's who comes to stay with him for a while. During this time he gets to witness all of Charlie's many women that he rotates through, and begins to covet it. Although married, he begins to keep Charlie's highest class doll, played by Celeste Holm, company.
In the end though she tells him, "Joe, you know what you've got? You've got the married man's dream. You want a girl. That's what you all want -- a girl. And that's what you can never have, because the only way to have a girl is not to marry her, because then she becomes a wife. That's something entirely different."
Why You Should Check it Out
This is a really fun movie and you just need to keep in mind the era in which it was filmed. The themes made sense in the 1950's. Just concentrate on Frank singing :)