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Top Secret Affair (1957)

Approved | | Comedy | 30 January 1957 (USA)
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
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General Daniel A. Grimshaw
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Sen. Burdick
Arthur Gould-Porter ...
Holmes, Dottie's Butler
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Reporter Laszlo 'Lotzie' Kovach
Frank Gerstle ...
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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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Melville Goodwin, USA  »

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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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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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