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See You in Hell, Darling (1966)
"An American Dream" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  28 October 1966 (UK)
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A TV talk-show host who may have killed his wife finds himself being pursued by both the police and a gang of hoods.

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Stephen Richard Rojack
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Cherry McMahon
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Deborah Kelly Rojack
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Police Lt. G. Roberts
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Barney Kelly
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Arthur Kabot
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Police Sgt. Walt Leznicki
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Les Crane ...
Nicky
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Johnny Dell
Joe De Santis ...
Eddie Ganucci
Stacy Harris ...
Detective O'Brien
Paul Mantee ...
Shago Martin
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Ganucci's Attorney
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Attorney Ord Long
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A TV talk-show host who may have killed his wife finds himself being pursued by both the police and a gang of hoods.

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This is Mrs. Rojack. Be glad you're not Mr. Rojack. See more »

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Janet Leigh's singing voice was dubbed by Jackie Ward. See more »

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Cherry McMahon: I never thought it would be deathless but I thought it would leave a trace. Even the dinosaurs left a footprint. Las Vegas - December 1955, including Christmas and New Year's and the first three weeks of January 1956. Cherry McMahon. For the record book, in case you ever wonder what happened to us some sleepless night, I was almost the mother of your child. At one point I was three months pregnant; however as those things usually go, on the advice of an older woman, it came to nothing.
Stephen Richard Rojack: Sorry.
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Referenced in Lusting Hours (1967) See more »

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A Time for Love
Music by Johnny Mandel
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Janet Leigh (dubbed by Jackie Ward)
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Absymally written, nihilistic melodrama
4 July 2011 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

How did Warner Brothers and producer William Conrad get such a fine "A" cast for this sudser? Keep in mind, Janet Leigh and Eleanor Parker were not that long off their "A" list roles in "Harper" and "The Sound of Music," respectively. Keep in mind that Stuart Whitman had just come off "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines." This is the worst written movie based upon a book by a fine novelist (Norman Mailer) I've seen, except, perhaps, for "Mr. Budwing" (written by Evan Hunter). Interestingly, both films have "A" list actors and both were released in 1966. Perhaps more unfortunate is the lack of chemistry between Whitman and Janet Leigh. In order for this tripe to even begin to work requires a smoldering passion between the leads. Further, Leigh looks at least 10 years older than her 39 years, and she is playing a 29 year old(!). Parker looks more glamorous (and younger, at 44) as the drugged-out wife. Too bad, producer William Conrad didn't hire Israeli actress Ina Balin for the Leigh role. Balin was the right age and provided considerable sexual tension with Whitman in "The Commancheros".

Mailer's storyline is so stupidly contrived it is impossible to believe. If Mailer's intent was cynicism to the point of nihilism, he only succeeded by making all the characters behave as idiots.

The only really worthwhile elements of the film are the song (Oscar nominated) and the performances of Eleanor Parker and Lloyd Nolan (as Parker's father). They bring luster, albeit briefly to a movie more akin to a cow pie.

I give "An American Dream" a "3".


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