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Voice in the Mirror (1958)

Jim Burton has become a chronic alcoholic since the death of his young daughter, and is cared for by hard-working wife. A doctor's warning that Jim could become mentally ill strikes enough ... See full summary »

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Jim Burton
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Ellen Burton
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Dr. Leon Karnes
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Paul Cunningham
Harry Bartell ...
Harry Graham
Peggy Converse ...
Mrs. Harriet Cunningham - Paul's Mother
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Mrs. Devlin
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Mrs. Robbins
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Don Martin (as Casey Adams)
Hugh Sanders ...
A.W. Hornsby
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Frank - Bartender
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Liz Perkins
Dave Barry ...
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Alan Dexter ...
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William R. 'Bill' Tobin
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Jim Burton has become a chronic alcoholic since the death of his young daughter, and is cared for by hard-working wife. A doctor's warning that Jim could become mentally ill strikes enough fear into him that he really wants to cure himself, but he can't. One night, he meets William Tobin, a fellow drunk, and finds that he helps himself by trying to help Tobin. Thus is born, amid setbacks, a group resembling Alcoholics Anonymous. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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13 August 1958 (USA)  »

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Die Stimme im Spiegel  »

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VOICE IN THE MIRROR
Written by Bobby Troup and Julie London
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Alcoholics Anonymous, the Hollywood treatment
14 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i saw this film before i got sober, remembered it & got another chance to see it after i got sober; i recall distinctly Richard Egan, after slipping into alcoholic despair again miraculously sobering up, seemingly instantly cured of drink & sober -- even after having drank! The director, Harry Keller, is the hack Universal's producers gave "Touch of Evil" to after they threw Orson Welles off the project; anyway, "Voice in the Mirror" just doesn't smack of real, coming across as if Nancy Davis Reagan had directed -- "Just say 'No'"; it is NOT how AA began, only a gussied-up version, the way Hollywood does things; i don't think it was made to help people, for drunks to get sober; it was made to make money in 1958, and must have given people odd ideas about AA & alcoholism; today, it is rarely screened & rightly so being a very mediocre oddity, solely for the curious -- i'd like to waste another coupla hours seeing it again.


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