A New Kind of Love (1963)

110 mins | Romantic comedy | 1963

Director:

Melville Shavelson

Producer:

Melville Shavelson

Cinematographer:

Daniel L. Fapp

Editor:

Frank Bracht

Production Designers:

Hal Pereira, Arthur Lonergan

Production Company:

Llenroc Productions
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HISTORY

Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin and Lanvin-Castillo present their new fashions in the St. Catherine's Day sequence of the film, while Maurice Chevalier sings a medley of his classics, including "Mimi" and "Louise." The working title of this film is ... More Less

Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin and Lanvin-Castillo present their new fashions in the St. Catherine's Day sequence of the film, while Maurice Chevalier sings a medley of his classics, including "Mimi" and "Louise." The working title of this film is Samantha. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
Col consultant
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
Props
COSTUMES
Cost
Paris originals
Paris originals
Paris originals
MUSIC
Additional themes
SOUND
MAKEUP
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
Asst to the prod
SOURCES
SONGS
"A New Kind of Love," words and music by Frank Sinatra, sung by Frank Sinatra.
PERFORMER
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Samantha
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 30 October 1963
Copyright Claimant:
Llenroc Productions
Copyright Date:
20 September 1963
Copyright Number:
LP26413
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
110
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Newspaper columnist Steve Sherman, sent to Paris by his publisher to cover the fashion shows, meets Samantha Blake on the plane. Samantha, who pirates fashions for a large New York department store, is accompanied by her boss, Joseph Bergner, and a buyer, Lena O'Connor. Steve and Samantha feel an instant dislike for each other: he because of her boyish haircut and superior air, she because of his boorish behavior and constant drinking. In Paris, Samantha is invited to the traditional St. Catherine's Day celebration when all the young unmarried girls pray for a husband. Caught up in the gala occasion, Samantha gets slightly intoxicated; and when St. Catherine, the patron saint of unmarried women, seems to give her advice, she goes to a leading beauty salon and emerges wearing a beautiful blonde wig. Lena, meanwhile, forlornly watches her beloved employer, Bergner, fall for Félicienne, the firm's French agent. Later Samantha is picked up by Steve, who does not recognize her, and she sustains his idea that she is a high-priced prostitute. Steve uses her fantasies as a basis for his new column, which is an instant success. By this time they are in love, and Steve eventually learns that his new "discovery" is really Samantha. Bergner and Lena finally are united when Félicienne characteristically leaves him and turns to her next ... +


Newspaper columnist Steve Sherman, sent to Paris by his publisher to cover the fashion shows, meets Samantha Blake on the plane. Samantha, who pirates fashions for a large New York department store, is accompanied by her boss, Joseph Bergner, and a buyer, Lena O'Connor. Steve and Samantha feel an instant dislike for each other: he because of her boyish haircut and superior air, she because of his boorish behavior and constant drinking. In Paris, Samantha is invited to the traditional St. Catherine's Day celebration when all the young unmarried girls pray for a husband. Caught up in the gala occasion, Samantha gets slightly intoxicated; and when St. Catherine, the patron saint of unmarried women, seems to give her advice, she goes to a leading beauty salon and emerges wearing a beautiful blonde wig. Lena, meanwhile, forlornly watches her beloved employer, Bergner, fall for Félicienne, the firm's French agent. Later Samantha is picked up by Steve, who does not recognize her, and she sustains his idea that she is a high-priced prostitute. Steve uses her fantasies as a basis for his new column, which is an instant success. By this time they are in love, and Steve eventually learns that his new "discovery" is really Samantha. Bergner and Lena finally are united when Félicienne characteristically leaves him and turns to her next conquest. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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