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Darling, How Could You! (1951) DVD

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Darling, How Could You! (1951) Director: Mitchell Leisen     Writers: Dodie Smith (screenplay),  Lesser Samuels (screenplay) Stars: Joan Fontaine,  John Lund,  Mona Freeman             Darling, How Could You is an amiable adaptation of James M. Barrie's stage perennial Alice-Sit- By-the-Fire. Joan Fontaine and John Lund head the cast as Alice and Robert Grey, who return to London from a five-year sojourn at the Panama canal, where Robert, a doctor, has tended to the sick. Upon arriving home, Mr. and Mrs. Grey must become reacquainted with their ever-growing children, especially precocious teenager Amy (Mona Freeman). Having just seen a play about an errant wife, Amy misinterprets the attentions paid to her mother by young physician Steve Clark (Peter Hanson), leading to a bottomless reserve of whimsically comic complications.