Darling, How Could You! a comedy from 1951 is from James Barrie's play "Alice Sit-By-The-Fire". In turn-of-the-century New York Amy Grey (Mona Feeman) is the high-spirited teenage daughter of Alice Grey (Joan Fontaine ) and Dr. Robert Grey (John Lund). Mr. & Mrs. Grey have been absent from their three children for five years, treating typhoid outbreaks in India. Just before their parent's return, Amy and her brother attend a play about marriages and affairs, Amy informs her brother that she knows about "the seamy side of life". One evening after her parents return, Amy overhears her mother talking with Steve Clark (Peter Hansen) a friend from India. Amy misinterprets the conversation, and believes Steve and her mother are planning a romantic rendezvous. The laughs continue as Mrs. Gray secretly goes along with Amy's ideas, to win back the affections of her daughter. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, Darling, How Could You! is a comedy with broad appeal.