Barbara Beaurevel lives with her aunt and cousin in New Orleans in the late 1800's. In love with Mark Lucas, a research doctor at Tulane University, her plans to marry him are thwarted. ... See full summary »
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Jayne Meadows tells Katherine Hepburn that Michael (Robert Mitchum) is not handsome. How can she say such a thing about one of the sexiest and handsomest leading men Hollywood has ever produced? Ridiculous! What were the editors thinking? See more »
[on seeing Washington, D.C]
The closest I've ever come is a letter to my Congressman.
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"Undercurrent" is Vincent Minnelli's first good dramatic thriller. It may appear over the top in some scenes but it was made after WWII. A lost of anxiety and anguish came out after the war. This is Robert Taylor's first movie after he left the service. MGM gave him a terrific leading lady, Katharine Hepburn, who portrays his wife. Mr. Taylor is a glamorous scientist, who is hiding a secret and a brother (Robert Mitchum).
Mr. Taylor gave three terrific dramatic performances during his career: "Johnny Eager" (1942), "Undercurrent" (1946), and "Above and Beyond" (1952). The first two movies he played the bad guy. In "Above and Beyond", he played the super good tough guy.
Some people may think this movie is too hysterical, but it is never boring. Ms. Hepburn never looked lovelier. She and Mr. Taylor made a great team. Too bad they never worked again. Ms. Hepburn was very feminine in this movie; thanks to Mr. Taylor, a very masculine guy.
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