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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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Fun for any fans of Douglas or Hayward, with unusual plot
14 September 1999 | by (Washington, DC USA) – See all my reviews

Solid performances by both Hayward and Douglas and a nice turn by Jim Backus in this battle-of-the-wills comedy. Hayward is head of a Time/Life-style empire that attempts to smear the record of war hero general Douglas. As worthy opponents the sparks are subtle and adult, especially for the time. It avoids politics in an obvious way while showcasing why Kirk Douglas had legions of female fans, and why Susan Hayward was the thinking man's movie fave. Not a knee-slapper, but fairly realistic as a smart comedy. Worth a watch and better than Leonard Maltin thinks it is.


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