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Marco, a young, arrogant art student, is friendly with Timothy, a medical student, and Sarah, his girl friend. Timothy is dominated by his beautiful mother, Carol, who is divorcing her husband. Marco finds a studio apartment, and Timothy pays the first 2 months' rent, planning to move in with his friend. Carol prevents the move, and Sarah, who has fallen in love with Marco, moves in instead. During a party at her weekend cottage, Carol becomes furious when she finds Marco and Sarah making love in Timothy's room, and she orders Marco from the house. Later, Marco seduces Carol and then scornfully leaves for the party. He arrives drunk, accompanied by a streetwalker, and tells Sarah how he took Carol to bed. Written by alfiehitchie

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Joan Crawford was announced for this on May 1963. See more »

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Securely to her apron strings
24 May 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Post the death of David O. Selznick The Idol marked the return of Jennifer Jones to the big screen. She's an American living in London with a grown son played by British pop star John Leyton, a divorce in the offing, and a divorce attorney in Guy Doleman with whom she's keeping company.

Into their lives comes American student Michael Parks who Leyton has grown to Idol(ize). Leyton is tied quite securely to Jones's apron strings. It isn't too long before Leyton's girlfriend Jennifer Hilary winds up with Parks. And not much longer before Parks puts the moves on Jennifer Jones.

Before The Graduate there was The Idol. But Mike Nichols film is light years better. Michael Parks always had a certain raw animal magnetism, but never properly developed it. In The Idol all Parks is doing is a pale imitation of James Dean and he reminds us how much better Dean was at doing Dean.

As for Jones she looks truly lost here. Her's is one of the saddest of Hollywood stories. David O. Selznick guided her in every step of her career and apparently Jones couldn't channel Selznick as to what to do.

Nobody comes off with any glory from The Idol.


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