Despite their differences, Laura and Edward begin to fall for each other. Plus, the dialog between Liz and Dick on the beach was pretty laughable as was the fight at the 106 minute mark and Dick's sermon towards the end. Nowadays or even in the late 60s, this sort of child raising wouldn't have gotten much notice particularly in California --but here in 1965 it's a bit scandalous--especially since Taylor's character never married nor does she care about legitimizing the boy. Hypnotically absurd Burton-Taylor romantic melodrama, made at the height of their fame when they had their pick of scripts. Although they portrayed adulterous lovers, they were married on March 15, 1964, shortly before filming began. What's to come of these two? Now, these two very different people become irresistibly attracted to each other, leading to an affair between the Bohemian Reynolds and the married minister. But when the state gives Reynolds an ultimatum to enroll her son in school, she opts for an academy run by minister and headmaster Dr.
It capitalized on their notoriety as one of the world's most famous couples and their well-known romantic adventures. Because of this questioning of convention, Laura has decided to home school Danny. When Edward tells Laura that he confessed to his wife, she is outraged at what she perceives as an invasion of her privacy, and they part angrily. He struggles with guilt, while she urges him to accept their love. For its era, it was ahead of its time.
Paul Sutcliff as Doug Henderson Morgan Mason. By the way, despite the name, San Simeon School is supposed to be in nearby Monterey just north of Big Sur and has no relation to the Hearst mansion San Simeon a couple hours south. She attempts to flee the area with Danny but the police quickly catch them and take the boy away to the school. She's an atheist, is extremely permissive and home schools the boy with her own blend of unusual teaching. As for me, I loved the scenery and laughed at the love story.
He resigns his position at the school and decides to travel. She makes a modest living as an artist and home-schools her son out of concern that he will be compelled to follow stifling conventional social norms in a regular school. Now with a third incident a judge Torin Thatcher orders her to send the boy to an Episcopal boarding school where Dr. Celebrant 7 uncredited Tom Crane. In incautious casting, Taylor is an artistic hippy unmarried mother and Burton the California married preacher teacher who falls for her.
She makes a modest living as an artist and home-schools her son out of concern that he will be compelled to follow stifling conventional social norms in a regular school. Shipping to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Bahamas, Vietnam, Uruguay, Gibraltar, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg. Also because of this questioning of the law, Danny runs into some legal problems, and as such is court ordered to be sent to San Simeon, a Christian school in Monterey. Although not terribly far from Hollywood, I am very surprised that more films have not been set around Big Sur and Point Lobos just south of Carmel and Monterey, California , as it's one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Because of this and the child's actions, he is sent to live at a nearby residential school run by the church.
Laura's unconventional morals initially disturb Edward, as they conflict with his religious beliefs. Celebrant 9 uncredited Dusty Cadis. The Big Sur filming always looks a million dollars, and there's one really distinguished item - the Oscar-winning best song The Shadow of Your Smile. The Sandpiper was his sole media tie-in book. He initially has trouble fitting in because his mother's home schooling has placed him far in advance of boys his age in many subjects; the standard course of instruction at the school leaves him restless and bored. At Claire's suggestion, Edward visits Danny's mother to learn more about his upbringing. The film includes many location shots of Big Sur landmarks, including Pfeiffer Beach, , , the Coast Gallery where Laura exhibits her artwork , and the restaurant.
The problems are not serious but the judge is shocked that Taylor is so unrepentant in the way she raises the kid. Edward and Claire are happily married with two student sons, but their life has become routine and their youthful idealism has been tamed by the need to raise funds for the school and please wealthy benefactors. I see the film as a guilty pleasure you see once. Now with a third incident a judge orders her to send the boy to an where Dr. I recommend this film for one huge reason--the location. The school's headmaster is Dr.
Meanwhile, Danny flourishes after Edward relaxes school rules and allows the boy to choose more advanced classes. After visiting her several more times he finds her irresistible and cannot get her out of his mind. Both but especially Edward have to reconcile their feelings for each other to their beliefs, which they learn are closer to each other than what may appear on the surface. Edward Hewitt Burton is headmaster, and his wife Claire Eva Marie Saint teaches. At an initial interview, there is a momentary immediate attraction between Laura and Edward, but this quickly turns into tension brought on by their greatly differing world views and Laura's dislike of religion. Edward Hewitt Burton is headmaster, and his wife Claire teaches.
As a parting gift, Edward arranges for Danny to attend tuition-free. See this location in person if you can--I just did and was captivated by its beauty and the film just brought back memories of the place. And, in many ways, these same folks often felt like they were peering into the real life relationship between this couple. Walter Robinson uncredited Tom Curtis. In a spectacularly beautiful artist's community in California's Big Sur, Artist Laura Reynolds Taylor has chosen to raise her teenage son herself rather than marry the boy's father--and to teach him at home with her own unorthodox values.