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A Lovely Way to Die (1968)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 6 May 1968 (Sweden)
A cop quits the force after too much disappointment in the system. He becomes a bodyguard of a rich recent widow. She is on trial for her husband's murder. He decides to help her clear her name... and get over her husband.

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Jim Schuyler
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Rena Westabrook
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Finchley
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Carol
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Biddy, Cook
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Sean Magruder
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Loren Westabrook
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Captain Haver
Dee Victor ...
Mrs. Gordon
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A cop quits the force after too much disappointment in the system. He becomes a bodyguard of a rich recent widow. She is on trial for her husband's murder. He decides to help her clear her name... and get over her husband.

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He uses his badge like a bludgeon...She uses her body like a lure! See more »

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Ali MacGraw's film debut. See more »

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You've got to be kidding me
27 June 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Cheesy does not even begin to describe it. Some of the most wooden acting and clunkiest dialogue I have ever experienced. It's actually like a Carry On film without the laughs. Not that Kirk Douglas has a cast-iron reputation as a discerning, talented actor, but his appearance in this is just embarrassing. Likewise Eli Wallach. Then there's this plinky-plonky music running along through many scenes, often totally at odds with the mood and images images it accompanies. Add to this some very weird editing and timing. People laugh (at things that are not remotely funny) or respond to things that are said a second too late. And I know it's of its time etc., but the women in the film are all such bimbos and doormats that even I as a man found it offensive at times. Not even "so bad it's good". Just brutal.


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