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The Main Attraction (1962)

Approved | | Drama | November 1962 (USA)
A gitar playing traveler is on the run from a murder charge. He joins a circus, where he falls for two different women, who complicates his life.

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A gitar playing traveler is on the run from a murder charge. He joins a circus, where he falls for two different women, who complicates his life.

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He's In Trouble With That "Suzie Wong" Girl

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Gondoli, Gondola
Written by Renato Carosone (as Carosone) & Nicola Salerno (as Nisa)
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Very underrated
30 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this one has such a low score. For starters you have a horse kick its legs to jazz rhythms. And Pat Boone is actually pretty good. He has a sort of presence, he's attractive, he looks like he's having fun. They all look like they're having fun. The film is kind of campy in its own way. With this cast it can't be helped. There's lots of sex, implied of course. Neither Mai Zetterling nor Nancy Kwan are shy about pouring it on and it's fun to watch. Especially Mai although Nancy Kwan can be sensuous as well. It's hard to imagine Pat Boone as a hard-nosed vagabond but he gets a lot of help from his costars and eventually we accept it. Both he and Nancy Kwan are athletic. It looks like it's really him some of the time on the trapeze. It's obvious that's her somersaulting and jumping on and off the horse, not a double. And there's real chemistry between them. It's too bad Yvonne Mitchell doesn't have much more to do but what she does have she does well. She's the icing on the cake. Kieron Moore is very good as her husband. This is an actor who can be really passionate and his character has real pathos. Granted, the story is not the greatest but it's good enough, there's plenty of good lines and enough action to move it along and keep us entertained. So, overall, it's much better than its score would have you believe. In fact I'd say it's good enough for a second or third look. It's just plain fun.


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