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Actors: Morris Carnovsky, Paul Cavanagh, Douglas Dumbrille, James Flavin, Margaret Hamilton
Director: Robert Stevenson
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Matt B. from GETZVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 7/19/2012...
The book on Hedy Lamarr is that she was terrible actress. One camp, of which Iím a member, says that an actress as stone beautiful as Lamarr can act as terribly as she can muster as long as I get to gaze. For movies fans not so easy to sway, be assured that in this movie her acting isnít that bad.
Lamarr's part as the art editor at a fashion magazine starts unsympathetic. Sheís a tough boss lady that stands up to superiors on principle and fires subordinates for trifles. Lamarr had a cool European persona, which covers her characterís strong feelings and conflicted neuroses. It seems her artist father lead a rackety and irregular life, which rubbed off on his daughter. Her nightclubbing, partying and promiscuity get her into trouble. She finds true love with a poor research scientist only to have a former lover, a rich cad and cold nihilist, complicate her love life. When the scoundrel gets snuffed, she is the only suspect.
While the melodramatic plot is familiar, whatís makes this movie interesting is the theme that Lamarrís character is striving to find herself, without a manís pressure, before she makes any serious moves like marriage.