classic that i hadn’t gotten around to seeing until now. interesting because peck plays a less than stellar character which is rare for him. it’s not that his character is a bad man, rather that he doesn’t seem to have a problem with exploiting this girl for his own financial gain. that is, until the end which is when he has to come clean and his conscience wins out. it’s treated with a more adult touch than many teenage flicks of its kind wherein the boy falls in love with a girl under false pretenses and is then forced to come clean and tell her that he only took her out on that first date because…(he did it on a dare or he did it for money or whatever). it’s also interesting because it’s like casablanca in that the love story is ultimately one that doesn’t end in storybook fashion which makes for a sadder, but more real story. good flick which is the usual from wyler.