KATINA PAXINOU AS JASPER HADLEY
TCM OUGHT TO EXTEND AN INVITATION FOR DOROTHY MALONE TO APPEAR AT THE 2013 TCMFF...
CHARLIE CHAPLIN FAN wrote:I didn't read the review at the time because I knew very little about the movie and just had to wait until I could get hold of a copy. I love the colour of Sirk's movies and this is no exception. I thought Dorothy Malone's character the antithesis of Lana Turner's character in Imitation of Life, the same look but very different morals, her's is the best part in the picture and wow does she steal the movie.
Yay! I'm so glad you finally saw the film. Even if you didn't like it, you had to see it for cocktail party purposes.
GUEST: "Pip pip cheerio Allison. Have you ever seen that old American movie "Written On the Wind"?
ALLISON: Why yes. Yes I have. Will you join me in some tea and crumpets?
I'm glad you enjoyed it. (Enjoying is always better).
I can see why Lucy went with Kyle, he was such a little boy, scarred by his rich childhood and by his enforced friendship with Mr Perfect. He was far more exciting than his buddy. Lucy kept Kyle happy for a year but with the witch of a sister in law working against her, what chance did they stand? They should have got out of that house.
I see your point. Kyle would keep things exciting, suffering from adult A.D.D. Your "Mr. Perfect" comment gave me a chuckle!
Lucy kept Kyle happy for a year but with the witch of a sister in law working against her, what chance did they stand? They should have got out of that house.
You're sooooo right. A couple that stays with their in-laws is running the risk of a doomed marriage. But gosh, that mansion was soooo big. I went to Rhode Island last weekend and took a tour of the Vanderbilts' mansion...two families could get lost in there and never see each other for five years. But we know why Kyle wouldn't leave. He had some kind of symbiotic relationship with his best friend. The proximity also always through the comparison in his face.
Brian Keith is wonderful as th father, who could have a problem with having him as a father? Unaware of his daughter's tramp lifestyle, actually he was too nice to give support to the dipsimaniac tendencies of his children.
Robert Keith played the Dad and I enjoyed him play Susan Hayward's father in "My Foolish Heart" starring Dana Andrews. Have you ever seen it?
Lucy was too perfect but it's good to see Bacall in a later role showing she's just as capable without Bogey. I thought Robert Stack was perfectly over the top and never would I have thrown him over for his best friend, I think I'd have walked out and left them all behind and gone back to advertising. A great melodrama and a visual joy.
You know, that would be the wise and sane thing to do, but if you're living in a soap opera world...would you really? She would have had a nice career in advertising. She'd have found love in NYC. I'm not sure how Lucy had a peaceful night's sleep with that gun under Kyle's pillow. Here is where the 50's marital twin beds come in handy.
So you like classic films, ey? How did you come to like classic films? How did you come to like classic films, from America. The British had their own films (Gaumont, is that right?) Are you as knowledgeable about your own country's cinematic past? Were there retro theatres (like we had in the 70's) that showed classic films from England? Give me an example of what's on TCM's English schedule for one day. And who are some of your favorite English movie stars that were big in the 30's, and 40's. Would they be names that we here would know?
Lotta questions, and you say you have lots of interruptions. Answer when you have the chance. Ohhhh, one more... how does the average Brit feel about having the Olympics take place over there?