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The Idol (1966)

 |  Drama  |  February 1966 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Carol
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Marco
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Timothy
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Sarah
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Martin Livesey
Natasha Pyne ...
Rosalind
Jack Watson ...
Police Inspector
Jeremy Bulloch ...
Lewis
Gordon Gostelow ...
Simon
Priscilla Morgan ...
Rosie
Edna Morris ...
Mrs. Muller
Fanny Carby ...
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Renee Houston ...
1st Woman at Party
Caroline Blakiston ...
2nd Woman at Party
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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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The Enigmatic Ms. Jones
28 August 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Having finally acquired a copy of this film after years of searching, I expected the worst, having heard stories about what a disaster and a piece of trash it is. Instead I found a rather tame, but very dark character study: certainly flawed, but interesting nonetheless and well worth the wait for Jennifer Jones fans. She gives an interesting, complex, disciplined performance, and is very striking looking at this late stage in her career. The movie seems to meander and lose some of its believability from time to time, but it leaves one with a haunted feeling that is hard to shake. Not great stuff, but not the bomb that legend has made it out to be.


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