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I Thank a Fool (1962)

Not Rated | | Drama | 14 September 1962 (USA)
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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Cast

Credited cast:
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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 ...
Judge
Richard Leech ...
Irish Doctor
Brenda de Banzie ...
Nurse Drew
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Junior Counsel
Grace Arnold ...
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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Trapped...Between a New Love And an Old Crime! See more »

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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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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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An Atmospheric Guilty Pleasure
25 May 2016 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is an odd, somewhat offbeat film, best appreciated if you're in the mood for a satisfying guilty pleasure. It helps to have a certain taste for this sort of thing - an atmospheric adult melodrama of the kind they don't make anymore. The plot meanders and the suspense falls flat, but there's enough going on to keep the viewer interested. Susan Hayward looks beautiful and though she has a tendency to overact in many of her movies, here she's a bit more subdued while still maintaining her tough-as-nails persona. Peter Finch brings his reliably commanding presence to his role. Diane Cilento looks great and gets to act crazy. The ending tries to be a clever twist but is rather ludicrous, just like the rest of the film. Overall "I Thank a Fool" provides a pleasant diversion.


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