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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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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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A disappointment for a Marquand fan
13 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was inspired by John P. Marquand's 1951 novel "Melville Goodwin: USA." The book was about an Army general's affair with a prominent woman, and it was one of Marquand's most entertaining. Unfortunately, the movie retains almost nothing of the original story except for the names of the two romantic leads. In the book, the general is already married, and making him a bachelor in the movie simply changes everything. The movie even eliminates the narrator of the book, who supplied much of its humor. Readers of the book can watch the movie with no sense of what will happen next. The two are that different, and the movie is undeniably inferior.


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