Marjorie Morningstar (Natalie Wood, Love with a Proper Stranger) is eighteen and very beautiful, an innocent young heart eager to explore the excitement of a career in the theater. She leaves her family and fiance for a season of summer stock at an east coast resort, where she meets and falls in love with a handsome but worldly producer, Noel Airman 9Gene Kelly, An American in Paris). Immediately attracted to her, he sweeps Marjorie off her feet and into a once-in-a-lifetime love affair. With his new love by his side, Noel decides to make the jump from the world of professional theater to the far more demanding Broadway. Irving Rapper (Now, Voyager) directed this beautifully made romantic drama co-starring Claire Trevor (Stagecoach), Everett Sloane (Citizen Kane), Carolyn Jones (The Addams family), Martin Milner (TV's Adam-12 and Route 66), Martin Balsam (After the Fox), Jesse White (Harvey) and Edd Byrnes (77 Sunset Strip).