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Top Secret Affair (1957)

 -  Comedy  -  30 January 1957 (USA)
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The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee. She's determined to discredit him prior to the appointment ... See full summary »

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Dorothy 'Dottie' Peale
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Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin
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Phil Bentley
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Col. Homer W. Gooch
John Cromwell ...
General Daniel A. Grimshaw
Roland Winters ...
Sen. Burdick
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Holmes, Dottie's Butler
Michael Fox ...
Reporter Laszlo 'Lotzie' Kovach
Frank Gerstle ...
Sgt. Kruger
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Bill Hadley
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The head of a large publishing empire is dismayed when a top army general is about to be appointed to an atomic energy committee. She's determined to discredit him prior to the appointment and invites him to spend the weekend at her country home where she's arranged many traps. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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When she got mad she sizzled...and she was mad! Mad at the general, all of Washington, and herself! See more »

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30 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Melville Goodwin, USA  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.78 : 1
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Under the title "Melville Goodwin, USA", the film was to star Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall - both of whom had already filmed costume and makeup tests - but Bogart's terminal illness forced his withdrawal from the project. He was replaced by 'Kirk Douglas'. Bacall withdrew shortly afterward, opting instead to remain at home with her dying husband, and was replaced by 'Susan Hayward'. See more »

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Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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In "Top Secret Affair" both Kirk Douglas and Susan Hayward were allowed to do the things that they did best.
6 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In "Top Secret Affair" both Kirk Douglas and Susan Hayward were allowed to do the things that they did best. They were respectively cast as intense, inner directed, talented people in search of soul mates. their initial antagonism (primarily on Hayward's part with Douglas oblivious to it) is based on her misunderstanding of Douglas' true character and personal qualities. In reality both are highly patriotic , driven individuals with only the good of their country at heart. They are perfect partners with matching vitality and values. This is one instance where Hollywood started over from scratch, ignoring the contents of a good book but creating an original piece of light entertainment in the process.


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