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Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)

R | | Drama | 6 October 1969 (USA)
Steve Howard, a British sales executive living in Manchester, England, begins an affair with a young hitchhiker, Elle Patterson, to emotionally get away from his marriage to his wife ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Steve Howard, a British sales executive living in Manchester, England, begins an affair with a young hitchhiker, Elle Patterson, to emotionally get away from his marriage to his wife Francis. But when Elle moves into a room in Steve and Francis's house, he must keep the true nature of his relationship with Elle under wraps at all costs. Written by Anonymous

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In common with two other European-made Universal films of the same period ("Secret Ceremony" and "The Night Of The Following Day"), this movie was subjected to a great deal of alteration when it came to be shown on American television a year or two after its cinema release. Not only were scenes trimmed or cut, but several new scenes were added to change the plot and make it less sensational. None of the original cast-members were in the new scenes, which were filmed in Hollywood by a new director and crew. Peter Hall savagely attacked Universal for this practice, which caused a storm of controversy, and this new version of the film was widely ridiculed; there were similar responses when the other two films were aired in their new versions, and thereafter Universal seemed to have stopped making such alterations. See more »

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Mortgaged up to the eye balls
11 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Many accuse Rod Steiger of overacting, and anyone who has seen the Amityville Horror and the 'fly' section would struggle to say otherwise. That said, he's brilliant in this.

It's never on TV, you can't buy it on DVD (legitimately). In 1988, when Channel 4 still had a prescription for innovation, they showed this amongst a small amalgam of 60s films, Privilege etc - and I remember an essentially theatrical experience, transposed well to film. The great thing about theatre is it's enclosed - how do you make it available and interesting on screen? PH just about pulls it off. Because this sort of film is never even on cable or Sky TV anywhere it's hard to get a debate going, but for anyone out there who has seen it or can remember, my memories are of a forthright, almost strident performance by Sally Geeson 'thats all taken care of' (which eschews the almost diffident general performances of her and her sibling in many early 70s offerings) she says ref conception. There are several of these - key lines you remember years, decades on. That's the power of a film like this.

PS I just saw it again and its just as good. One day, TV too will be enlightened.


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