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A Fever in the Blood (1961)

The murder of a socialite leads to a sensational trial, with a close governor's race hanging on its outcome.

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A district attorney, a US Senator, and a Superior Court judge are all possible candidates for governor. All three meet in official or unofficial ways when a socialite is found murdered and her estranged husband, nephew of a former governor, stands accused. Written by Terry A. Hurlbut

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28 January 1961 (USA)  »

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Carroll O'Connor's film debut. See more »

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Cathy Simon: It's you Alex! The things you've let me see in you!
Senator Alex S. Simon: Whatever I've done, I've done for you! Do I have to tell you that? I'm trying to lift you to the dizziest heights there are in this world! To make you the First Lady of this... uhhhh... ugggggghhhhh...
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A Nice Little Package Of A Movie
11 June 2006 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

A Fever In the Blood is a nice little package of a movie, and I don't mean this is a negative or condescending way. It has fairly low ambitions and achieves them nicely. It's a product of the tail end of the studio system, and was directed by the very able Vincent Sherman. The plot concerns political intrigue in contemporary (as of 1961) California. I saw the movie so long ago don't remember the details well but do remember being impressed by the performances, much stronger than I expected from such actors as Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., Jack Kelly and Don Ameche. The ending was both predictable and highly satisfying. I recommend the film to those who want to see what studio film-making looked like when the studios were on their last legs, and for those curious about Hollywood's take on the American political system in the early, still optimistic sixties. There were a lot of much bigger and more ambitious films from the same time that are much better known--Advise and Consent and The Best Man come to mind--but A Fever In the Blood can hold its own in its modest way, especially as entertainment. It's not as thought-provoking as the bigger, more prestigious films from the same era but it has a retro charm all its own is easy to watch and plays fair with the viewer.


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