1. The post title is accurate. I’ve tried twice to get through this movie and could never get past the middle. It’s a shame since I like much of the talent involved.

  2. Yes Diandra, a hard movie to get through, and with so much acting potential.

    Btw, thanks for the link from your Blog, which I have just become aware of. A good read. I have placed a link on my sidebar.


  3. Sam Juliano

    Tony, I did think Steiger was quite effective, and Palance turned in an impressive performance as well. But I agree this film is undistinguished and ultimately unmemorable.

    Keal says:
    “It’s in the same garish genre as THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. It’s paced too fast and pitched too high; immorality is attacked with almost obscene relish, the knife turns into a buzz saw. Maybe because all these faults of taste you can’t take your eyes of it.”

    Well, I don’t really have any desire to see it again, and your superb review makes no contrary case. Ha!

  4. Funny Sam, I thought Steiger was such a ham in this. But from other reviews I gather his character is a composite of the big shot Hollywood producers of the period, and it may be that the drama queen portrayal is accurate after all!

  5. Dr. Laura

    I agree this is NOT FILM NOIR…. the only similarity is in the darkness and shadows of the storyline… but any cinematographer world balk at the thought that there was “film noir” lighting and staging in this slow moving movie.

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