Shirley MacLaine in a quiet, uncharacteristic role.
The first love is an awkward relationship between Shirley and Laurence Harvey.
The second love is the similarly awkward one with Jack Hawkins.
It does seem a little strange that no one appears to be from New Zealand, despite the setting.
Perhaps Shirley wasn't right for this movie. More of a Deborah Kerr role.
Uninvolving drama with Shirley MacLaine in a role better suited for Deborah Kerr. As a sheltered school teacher in New Zealand, Shirley seeks romance with Laurence Harvey, a brash rake of a man, and Jack Hawkins, an older lovable sort. Characters are rather annoying or thinly written, making this film no more than a curio for fans of the stars.