Adam and Evelyne

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Adam and Evelyne
Adam and Evelyne VideoCover.jpeg
Poster with the American title
Directed by Harold French
Produced by Harold French
Written by Noel Langley (story)
George Barraud
Nicholas Phipps
Lesley Storm
Starring Stewart Granger
Jean Simmons
Release dates May 31, 1949 (1949-05-31)
Running time 70 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Adam and Evelyne, released in the U.S. as Adam and Evalyn, is a 1949 romance film starring Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons. According to Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies, this suited the stars, as they were romantically involved at the time, despite their age difference. They married the next year.


When jockey Chris Kirby (Fred Johnson) is fatally injured in a horse race, he gets his best friend, gambler Adam Black (Stewart Granger), to promise to take care of his teenage daughter, Evelyne (Jean Simmons), who has been raised apart from her father. Unbeknownst to Adam, Evelyne had been led to believe that Adam is her father in correspondence between parent and child. Adam is unable to tell her the truth; his butler and friend Bill Murray (Edwin Styles) tries and fails as well. Finally, Adam's sometime girlfriend Moira (Helen Cherry) breaks the news to the girl.

Adam sends Evelyne to an exclusive boarding school. When she has grown up, she reappears unexpectedly in his life. Because of the hatred she has for gambling, Adam does not reveal that he stages illegal gambling sessions; instead he tells her that he makes his money on the stock exchange. She begins casually dating Adam's no-good brother Roddy (Raymond Young).

When Adam tells Moira that he is getting out of the business, she accuses him of being in love with his "ward". Roddy has his own grudge against his brother - Adam refuses to finance a shady deal - and the two of them tip off the police about Adam's last operation. Roddy also brings Evelyne to see what Adam really does for a living.

Shocked, she quarrels with Adam and leaves. A kindly gambler, Colonel Bradley (Wilfred Hyde-White), gives her some sage advice and convinces her to reconcile with Adam.



Production of the film was interrupted by a strike from crew members in protest over recent sackings of film workers.[1]


  1. ^ "FILM STRIKE.". Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) (Perth, WA: National Library of Australia). 31 October 1948. p. 12 Section: The Sunday Times Sporting Section. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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