Please Believe Me

Please Believe Me

Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Deborah Kerr, Robert Walker, Peter Lawford

DVD (Black & White)

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Overview

Producer Val Lewton abandoned the "psychological horror" efforts of his RKO days when he moved to MGM in 1950. Lewton's Please Believe Me is a simple, sometimes simplistic romantic comedy, designed principally as a showcase for Deborah Kerr. The star plays Alison Kirbe, an English girl who inherits a Texas ranch. Once word gets out that Alison is in town, she is pursued by three bachelors. Terence Keath (Robert Walker) hopes to marry Alison so that he can square his gambling debts. Jeremy Taylor (Peter Lawford) is too wealthy to consider marriage, but he hopes to have a no-strings-attached good time with Alison. And Matthew Kinston (Mark Stevens) is Alison's all-business attorney, ever on the alert for any fortune hunters who might prey on his client. Guess who she winds up with in the end. As it turned out, Please Believe Me was Val Lewton's cinematic swan song; he died not long after the film's release.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/2015
UPC: 0888574330248
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 42,403

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deborah Kerr Alison Kirbe
Robert Walker Terence Keath
Peter Lawford Jeremy Taylor
Mark Stevens Matthew Kinston
James Whitmore Vincent Maran
J. Carrol Naish Lucky Reilly
Spring Byington Mrs. Milwright
Carol Savage Sylvia Rumley
Drue Mallory Beryl Robinson
George Cleveland Mr. Cooper
Ian Wolfe Edward Warrender
Bridget Carr Lily Milwright
Henri Letondal Jacques Carnet
Gaby André Mme. Carnet
Leon Belasco The Croupier

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Nathaniel Curtis Original Story,Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
F. Keogh Gleason Set Decoration/Design
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Val Lewton Producer
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Hans J. Salter Score Composer
Ferris Webster Editor
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Please Believe Me
1. Chapter 1 [9:11]
2. Chapter 2 [7:03]
3. Chapter 3 [7:09]
4. Chapter 4 [8:45]
5. Chapter 5 [8:11]
6. Chapter 6 [8:43]
7. Chapter 7 [9:27]
8. Chapter 8 [7:56]
9. Chapter 9 [7:28]
10. Chapter 10 [6:29]
11. Chapter 11 [6:22]

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