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The Girl Who Had Everything (1953)

 -  Romance | Drama  -  27 March 1953 (USA)
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Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

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Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

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Not a lavish MGM production despite the star power of Elizabeth Taylor and William Powell (in his last Metro appearance, and just two pictures - How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and Mister Roberts (1955) - away from retirement), this movie went unnoticed by the contemporary film critics at The New York Times. See more »

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If you have everything, you can do what you want
1 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

MGM producers have taken a routine gangster picture and repackaged it as a melodrama. In this case, they have churned out a more emotional remake of the studio's earlier hit A Free Soul. This time, instead of Clark Gable, suave Fernando Lamas plays a notorious criminal on trial for running an illegal gambling outfit. His lawyer, played by William Powell in the role that earned Lionel Barrymore an Oscar, manages to help him escape prosecution.

Soon, Lamas' character is involved with Powell's daughter (Elizabeth Taylor taking over the part originated by Norma Shearer). To be expected, the lawyer disapproves of the relationship between the unsavory client and his daughter. Feeling he must prevent an impending marriage, he decides to turn the gangster over to the feds.

It is all fairly entertaining, but one has to ask why MGM did not just re-release the original, since it is much better and this is not a Technicolor upgrade. Perhaps it is because the studio that has everything can do what it wants?


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