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That Kind of Woman (1959)

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In 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they ... See full summary »

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In 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they can help entertain an important general. Red, a young paratrooper on leave, picks up Kay in the club car, while his buddy Kelly goes off with Jane. Kay assumes she will not see Red again, but Jane gives Kelly their New York address. Kay is smitten with Red as they spend the day in New York, and Red invites her to meet him on the evening train to visit his family. Written by Will Gilbert

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train | wartime | soldier | remake

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Drama | Comedy | Romance | War

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12 January 1960 (West Germany)  »

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During filming on location in New York, Keenan Wynn was the guest star on I've Got a Secret (1952), his secret being that he was going to offer one of the panelists a walk-on part in this movie.'Henry Morgan' won the part, and a picture taken of he and Sophia Loren was presented on the following week's program. See more »

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Though set in 1944, the hair styles and fashions of female leads Sophia Loren and Barbara Nichols are straight from the mid-Fifties. See more »

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Version of The Shopworn Angel (1938) See more »

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I'm In The Mood for Love
Music by Jimmy McHugh and lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Played when they dance on the railroad car and heard as a theme later in the movie
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Awkward and unmemorable star-vehicle...
11 June 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Reworking of 1938's "The Shopworn Angel", based on a short story by Robert Lowry, has Sophia Loren playing former Italian immigrant, now beautiful American citizen in 1944 traveling from Miami to New York City by train to be with her millionaire lover; a soldier with the U.S. Airborne Division meets and falls in love with her, even though he understands she's a "kept woman". Essentially, Loren must choose between love and money, though with green, self-conscious Tab Hunter as her new beau, her predicament seems based more on infatuation. Hunter, a veteran of several pictures by this point, has no temperament on screen (and director Sidney Lumet allows him no personality, either). Even when he angrily slaps something out of Sophia's hand, Hunter is still benign as a Boy Scout, with an overly-alert stare and no mannerisms, no depth. Loren comes off a bit better, and actually saves a few scenes in the beginning when Lumet awkwardly introduces us to the characters, yet the movie has no drive and no soul. It comes and goes painlessly, but leaves not a trace of passion. ** from ****


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