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I Thank a Fool (1962)

 -  Drama  -  14 September 1962 (USA)
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A physician Christine Allison)is employed by an attorney, played by Peter Finch, who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife.

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Christine Allison
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Stephen Dane
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Liane Dane
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Captain Ferris
Kieron Moore ...
Roscoe
Richard Wattis ...
Ebblington
Athene Seyler ...
Aunt Heather
Miriam Karlin ...
Woman in the Black Maria
Laurence Naismith ...
J.G. Devlin ...
Coroner
Clive Morton ...
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Richard Leech ...
Irish Doctor
Brenda de Banzie ...
Nurse Drew
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2nd Wardress
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A physician Christine Allison)is employed by an attorney, played by Peter Finch, who formerly prosecuted her on charges of euthanasia to watch over his mentally ill wife. Written by Kelly

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14 September 1962 (USA)  »

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Choc en retour  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Disappointing film; great performances
26 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I go two-thirds of the way through a mystery film and can't figure out where a film is going, I wonder if it's just me, or if there's not a logical progression of a plot line. In this case, since I had read a bit about the film in advance, my confusion was because that logical progression of a plot line was missing. What the heck does the title mean? Also not logical. And then, in the last 15 minutes, everything is pulled together...just a little too easily and slickly. Having said all that, there were two positives -- great scenery in Ireland, and the typical feisty performance of Susan Hayward. Peter Finch was very good, also. Fortunately, I can enjoy a bad film when Susan Hayward is in it. Otherwise, I'd be disappointed that I spent two hours on this film.


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