At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to ... See full summary »
Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran winds up in his small Indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life.
Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »
Former film star Jack Andreus is released from a sanitarium where he has lived for the previous three years, suffering from alcoholism, a traumatic automobile accident, and a severe mental breakdown. He's been offered two weeks of dubbing work in Rome by Maurice Kruger, his old director, who himself is near the end of his fading career and under pressure from his parsimonious Italain producer to finish his picture on time and under budget. Jack is also pressed from a manipulative ex-wife, a rising but self-destructive young star, the director's shrewish wife, and a temperamental Italian diva who requires handling with kid gloves. When the Kruger suffers a heart attack, Andrus views the opportunity as a last chance at the redemption of his personal life and professional career. Written by
According to studio records, this film was a disaster at the box office for MGM, losing almost $3M ($24M in 2016 dollars). See more »
While shooting the film, after Jack kicks Barzelli to stop her temper tantrum, he directs her to "reach for the ring" and she immediately does so. She should have waited until the translator had given her the instruction in Italian. Just a few minutes before that, the translator told Jack that she didn't understand a single word of English; therefore, she should not have reacted to Jack's English command. See more »
[Regarding a film-magazine article that mocks her husband, Kruger, for extra-marital flirtations with starlets he's directing at Cinecitta]
You don't even bother to hide it!
[Gets up and angrily confronts her]
Why should I? Why should I! Who in his right mind would expect me to settle for YOU! A worn-out, dried-up, whining, meddling old HAG? My lawful wedded "nightmare"! Frustrated and stupid. Sticking your fat nose into everything! Day and night! Every minute.
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Opening credits: We are grateful to the academy of motion pictures arts and sciences, copyright owners, for permission to use the academy award statuette. See more »
If you liked the "Bad & The Beautiful" with Kirk Douglas,( Jack Andrus) this picture is pretty close to the same story line, however, there is plenty of color, drama and romance. Great actors appear in this film, Edward G. Robinson,(Maurice Kruger), "The Red House" puts his heart and soul into the role and yells and screams his head off as a big shot movie director. Kirk Douglas still plays the role as an abusive drinker who is reformed and is placed in some rather difficult situations from actor to assistant director. Cyd Charisse, (Charlotta) adds plenty of sexy charm to the various scenes and George Hamilton, (Davie Drew) gives a great supporting role. For some reason over the years, I seemed to have missed viewing this film and found it quite enjoyable and also seeing how very young all the actors appeared in 1962. Enjoy
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