The Girl He Left Behind

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The Girl He Left Behind
Starring Tab Hunter
Natalie Wood
Distributed by Warner Brothers
Release dates 26 October 1956
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.4 million (US rentals)[1]

The Girl He Left Behind is a 1956 romantic comedy film starring Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood. The supporting cast includes Jim Backus, Alan King, James Garner, and David Janssen.

The film was written by Guy Trosper and directed by David Butler, and was filmed at Fort Ord, California. For Garner and King, it was just their third movie.


Andy Schaeffer is a spoiled mama's boy who usually gets his way. He breezes through college while girlfriend Susan Daniels studies hard while also working at a job to pay for her education.

She isn't sure where their relationship is going. Where it's going for Andy is the Army, because his grades have become so poor at school, he's being drafted. Andy reports for basic training at Fort Ord, making it clear to everybody there that he'd rather be anyplace else.



  1. ^ "Top Grosses of 1957", Variety, 8 January 1958: 30

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