Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Blake Edwards made his directorial debut in the bubbly musical comedy Bring Your Smile Along. The story, written by Edwards and his longtime associate-mentor Richard Quine, gets under way when New England schoolmarm Nancy Willows (Constance Towers) heads to New York, there to try her luck as a lyricist. Teaming with aspiring composer Martin Adams (Keefe Brasselle), Nancy pens several hit tunes for crooner Jerry Dennis (Frankie Laine). Martin would like to make his collaboration with Nancy a little more intimate, but she happens to have a fella back home, David Parker (William Leslie). Since David is as likeable as Martin, Nancy really has a problem. Lucy Marlow, who the previous year had shown up briefly in A Star is Born, is "introduced" as comedy-relief character Marge Stevenson.
boyfriend, career, couple, high-school, hometown, love, mother, musical [play], partner, recording, romance, schoolteacher, songwriter, stars [celebrities], timid, traveling