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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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SHE WAS OUT TO GET THE GENERAL...But in the mix-up wound-up getting got herself! See more »

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30 January 1957 (USA)  »

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This film was originally called 'Melville Goodwin, U.S.A' and was set to star Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. However, Bogart's persistent cough and difficulty eating became too serious to ignore and he dropped the project. See more »

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Referenced in Shadows (1959) See more »

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Starts out strong, finishes up weak.
23 September 1999 | by (Marietta, GA, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie starts out like the kind of romantic comedy that Hollywood often does well. Susan Hayward is a powerful publisher who wants to discredit an army general (Kirk Douglas) in her magazine. For the first part of the movie, while their relationship is more adversarial, the film moves along fine and is both amusing and enjoyable. However, as the relationship changes and the story gets more complicated, the movie starts to run out of steam. This is a strange phenomenon, as one can almost pinpoint the exact moment when the air starts to go out of the balloon.

On the plus side, the film has two top-notch stars and a fine supporting cast including Paul Stewart and Jim Backus. But since, in my opinion, the film gets weaker instead of stronger as it goes along I can only give it a marginal recommendation.


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