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The Fake (1953)

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An American has to guard da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" when it is being shown in Britain. When it arrives he suspects it is not the real painting.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Paul Mitchell
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Mary Mason
Hugh Williams ...
Sir Richard Aldingham
Guy Middleton ...
Smith
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Henry Mason
Gerald Case ...
Peter Randall
Seymour Green ...
Weston
Eliot Makeham ...
George
Stanley Van Beers ...
Cartwright
Ellen Pollock ...
Miss Fossett
Morris Sweden ...
Pettigrew
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Barmaid
Arnold Bell ...
Police Inspector
Philip Ray ...
Bearded Tramp
Michael Ward ...
Art Salesman
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An American has to guard da Vinci's "Madonna and Child" when it is being shown in Britain. When it arrives he suspects it is not the real painting. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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25 September 1953 (USA)  »

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Damgali adam  »

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One character pretty much ruined the movie.
25 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Dennis O'Keefe plays a man investigating the thefts of many of the great paintings of the world. It seems that someone is stealing them and substituting them with almost exact copies---and such a plot appears to be headed to the famed Tate Gallery in London.

I know that we Americans have a stereotype that we are loud, pushy and rather obnoxious. I really don't think it's that true--though we certainly can be loud and a bit boisterous. However, someone must have told the writer of this film as well as Dennis O'Keefe that his character had to be EXTRA loud, push and obnoxious...as well as almost constantly pushes himself on a woman throughout much of the movie! Because he comes off as so boorish and creepy, he and his character pretty much ruin what COULD have been a very good film. Instead, it's like a training film used by companies to educate their employees about the dangers of sexual harassment.


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