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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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Christine Allison
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Stephen Dane
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Liane Dane
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Captain Ferris
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Roscoe
Richard Wattis ...
Ebblington
Athene Seyler ...
Aunt Heather
Miriam Karlin ...
Woman in the Black Maria
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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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Love can make a killer out of a woman... and a fool out of any man! 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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Wayward wife
8 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

People like me who are Susan Heyward's fans would not miss that."I thank a fool" begins as a melodrama,a genre where Heyward won renown ,but soon becomes a "psychoanalytic " thriller ,in the grand tradition of the forties " Freudian" flicks ("Cat People" "Spellbound" "Gaslight" "secret beyond the door" "dark mirror" "leave her to Heaven" and countless others) with echoes of Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" thrown in for good measure.

This does not renew the genre but it is very well acted by the two leads and an excellent supporting cast.The lines are often intriguing ,particularly when Diane Cilento tells Heyward they are both in a prison.The ending is a bit artificial and finally disappointing,compared to those of the movies I mention above,but the movie should appeal to Susan Heyward's fans as well as psychological thrillers buffs.


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