Saturday, December 18, 2010

Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)

Italian Catholic Angie Rossini is a salesgirl who works at Macy's. She discovers she's pregnant from a brief fling she had with a musician named Rocky Papasano. She lives at home with her three protective brothers and widowed mother. But she doesn't tell them she's going to have a baby. Instead she finds Rocky and tells him about it, that she has to find a doctor to get an abortion, which in those days was an illegal act. He agrees to help her raise the money to pay for it. But when they find out that the conditions that it's going to be performed in are bad, he takes her out of there. Eventually the family finds out and Rocky wants to marry her, but Angie thinks it's a bad idea and spends her time with another man named Anthony, despite Rocky's insistent nature. A wonderful and sweet romantic comedy; McQueen and Wood make a cute pairing. Starring Steve McQueen, Natalie Wood, Edie Adams 8/10

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