The Reluctant Debutante

The Reluctant Debutante
Sandra Dee

Sandra Dee

Screen Time: 70%
Role: Jane Broadbent
Age: 15 years old


The Reluctant Debutante

Rating: 7 (2 votes)
Directed: Vincente Minnelli
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Coming of Age, Romance


Jimmy and Sheila Broadbent (Rex Harrison and Kay Kendall), welcome to London Jimmy's 17-year-old daughter, Jane (played by 15 year old Sandra Dee). Jane is from Jimmy's first marriage to an American and has come to visit her father and the step-mother she has never met. While visiting Sheila has the idea of making Jane a debutante, an idea Jane resists. Difficulties range from Jane's apathy to being placed on the marriage block, the determined efforts of Sheila's cousin, Mabel Claremont, (Angela Lansbury) to win wealthy David Fenner (Peter Myers) for her debutante daughter Clarissa (Diane Clare), and Jane's attraction to David Parkson (John Saxon), an American drummer who plays in the orchestra at the coming-out balls.