Sandra Dee was an American actress who rose to fame with her third film, ‘Imitation of Life,’ in 1959. She started as a child actor, and made her film debut in 1957 with ‘Until They Sail,’ a film that earned Dee her first ‘Golden Globe Award.’ Following her massive success, Dee played lead roles in films, such as ‘The Reluctant Debutante’ (1958), ‘The Restless Years’ (1958), ‘Gidget’(1959) and ‘A Summer Place’ (1959).
Her career had declined by late 60s. She appeared in a few TV shows such as ‘Night Gallery’ and ‘Fantasy Island,’ and some films too, but none were a success. Her appearance in ‘Lost’ in 1983 was her last performance ever. She died in 2005 due to kidney failure.
Wealthy socialite Chantal marries photographer Eugene, but becomes concerned about their marriage when her friend Tina begins to flirt with him. Following her mother's advice, Chantal learns how to 'train' her husband, and eventually concocts a secret lover to make Eugene jealous. However, complications arise when Eugene tracks down his rival and invites him for dinner.
Glamorous socialite Sheila Cabot devises a plan to be free of her ailing tyrannical husband while retaining his fortune by convincing her lover, Dr. David Rivera, to poison him during his treatment. One death leads to another after they are blackmailed for the crime, and the plot is further complicated when the doctor threatens to confess.
Set during the WWII in New Zealand, the movie is inspired by a story authored by James A. Michener for Return to Paradise. The movie follows four sisters – Anne, Barbara, Delia and Evelyn – and their romance with US soldiers. Meanwhile Jack Harding, a marine, is assigned to find out the genuineness of the potential matrimonial alliances between the American soldiers and New Zealand women.
Over-protective father, Frank Michaelson, reluctantly sends his young daughter Mollie to Paris, to study arts. Unfortunately, when Mollie informs him of her new lover artist Henri Bonnet and all her cultural experiences, Frank rushes to Paris which leads to humorous outcomes.
Sandra Dee Awards
|Until They Sail||Most Promising Newcomer - Female||1958|