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Harry England, a British car salesman on a trip to France meets a Baroness when her Rolls-Royce Breaks down. They spend a few days together and become lovers before she disappers one night, but Harry does not know her surname. The Baron then hires Harry to teach his teenage son about cars on their country estate. Harry discovers the Baroness again and their affair continues. Harry falls in love and asks the Baroness to leave the Baron who has taken up with a lady of his own. Hello-Goodbye is a light comedy where one of the funny moments occurs with a drunk Harry driving a prize vintage car into a swimming pool. Written by
Jenny Evans <J.Evans@uts.edu.au>
Lame, charmless and pointless film that seems more like a vacation for the cast and crew than a serious attempt at movie making. Puckish Michael Crawford is dull and bland and has no chemistry with Genevieve Gilles in her first and only film; it was a hello-goodbye for her film career. And the film seems to have put an end to Michael Crawford's big screen career as well. They are a notably lackluster pair, and Jurgens as he did in Mephisto Waltz waltzes away with the picture or what's left of it. Pretty backdrops with undeveloped characters and their uninteresting dilemmas does not constitute a film.. The film is bad for tourism; worse for film-goers. I wouldn't be surprised if the film opened and closed on the same day. There's nothing at stake here, no characterization, no palpable conflict...I dare you to give a damn! The film was deservedly given a 1 star (out of 4) rating by Roger Ebert.
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