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Martin Livesey
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Lewis
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Simon
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Rosie
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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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Falso ídolo  »

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

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Idle
10 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Long considered lost, The Idol is a tame and dreary melodrama starring Michael Parks who is mannered and unappealing and whose face doesn't register or hold the camera despite the excess of close-ups. Less an idol than an idle young man. Jennifer Jones who replaced Kim Stanley is lovely and deserves better. Daniel Petrie who to his credit directed Raisin in the Sun (1961) doesn't do anything with the material, but picking up the pace would help considerably and right from the start the film fails to engage; the characters. situation and setting are lackluster. Jones' 1969 cult film Angel, Angel Down We Go aka Cult of the Damned, is wilder, more entertaining and worth discovering.


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