Jean Negulesco directed melodrama Count Your Blessings about a proper Englishwoman (Deborah Kerr) who is romanced by and ultimately marries a charming continental rapscallion (Rossano Brazzi). Years later, with a nine-year-old son (Martin Stephens), the wife discovers that her husband has been having a series of flings.
She leaves him, and now it’s up to the little boy and his debonair great-uncle (Maurice Chevalier) to get the family back together. The great Franz Waxman’s score is a highlight. In 1984, at a nine-day New York retrospective of his work, director Negulesco was hailed as The Prince of Melodrama.
USA / MGM / 102 minutes / 1959
Director: Jean Negulesco
Deborah Kerr as Grace Allingham
Rossano Brazzi as Charles Edouard de Valhubert
Maurice Chevalier as Duc de St. Cloud
Martin Stephens as Sigismond
Tom Helmore as Hugh Palgrave
Ronald Squire as Sir Conrad Allingham
Patricia Medina as Albertine
Mona Washbourne as Nanny
Steven Geray as Guide
Lumsden Hare as John
Kim Parker as Secretary
and this just in
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