At that age, in those days, a guy had to sit through some movies he thought he'd never see. That's how I was also treated to "Tess," "The Blue Lagoon," "The French Lieutenant's Woman," and others.<quoted text>
It was. And that was the second making of it. I forget who was in the 1940 or 1950 version.
Real romantic date movie, Bud.
The payoff was usually worth it.