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      About Mrs. Leslie

      1954 1h 44m Romance List
      Reviews 89% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Vivien (Shirley Booth) runs a boarding house for young women. Through a series of flashbacks, she details the adventures of her life. Vivien was born poor, but escapes her home by becoming a cabaret singer. She meets George Leslie (Robert Ryan), who is a very private man, but the two get to know each other and begin a passionate affair. One night at the movies, Vivien sees George in the newsreel and learns he is actually a wealthy -- and married -- industrialist. Read More Read Less

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      Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine The gifted and immensely likable Shirley Booth does more than justice to her somewhat limited opportunities in this slow and sudsy drama. Oct 15, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Brown C I've watched this over and over. Brilliant acting all the way around. A story told in recall, like so many of us - hoping and wishing we could freeze moments of love in time. I am Vivian... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/01/24 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful film where a single lounge singer sparks a friendship and eventually a relationship where they meet once a year in California by the sea. Every year, this successful businessman and his girlfriend meet and enjoy fishing, running in the surf, and intimate dinners at a local seafood restaurant. She doesn't ask questions, but simply enjoys his company. He appreciates their time together without any prying into his life. Mrs. Leslie advice to a young couple embarking on marriage: "Be honest with each other. Give everything you've got. Don't settle for half. You gotta have it all: marriage, kids, the works. It cost me a life to find that out." Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Shirley Booth stars as Mrs. Leslie, the owner of a rooming house, and over a weekend, she tells her story to a teen,the story of her younger years, and her courtship to a Mr. Leslie, over a few years till she finds out he was married.The movie while consists of fine acting, the story does suffer a bit from time to time. Don't miss it, if you have a chance to watch it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member good gritty rom-dram Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lovely small film of a love affair told in remembrance. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Vivien (Shirley Booth) runs a boarding house for young women. Through a series of flashbacks, she details the adventures of her life. Vivien was born poor, but escapes her home by becoming a cabaret singer. She meets George Leslie (Robert Ryan), who is a very private man, but the two get to know each other and begin a passionate affair. One night at the movies, Vivien sees George in the newsreel and learns he is actually a wealthy -- and married -- industrialist.
      Director
      Daniel Mann, Jerry Paris
      Production Co
      Paramount
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 44m