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The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970)

A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up ... See full summary »

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Yves-Marie aka Philippe
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Billie Dixon ...
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Jean Yvain
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Manuel
Philippe Nicaud ...
Highway Policeman
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Kiki
Jacques Fabbri ...
Doctor
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Lisa Jouvet ...
Danish Tourist
André Oumansky ...
Bernard Thorr
Yves Pignot ...
Baptistin
Louise Rioton ...
American Tourist
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A secretary takes her boss's car for the holiday in the Mediteranean, oddly retracing a journey she has not taken, and is recognized by people she has not met before. When a body turns up in her trunk, things get serious. Written by alfiehitchie

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Her first mistake was getting into the car.

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A Garota no Automóvel - Com Óculos e um Rifle  »

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Final film of director Anatole Litvak. See more »

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On the Road
Music by Michel Legrand
Lyrics by Hal Shaper
Sung by Petula Clark
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Head-swirling collage of mystery, deception, and Christian Dior...
25 August 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Secretary at a Paris fashion agency borrows her boss's car for a weekend drive down the Mediterranean coast, but her lighthearted holiday is fraught with trouble after she continually runs into complete strangers who appear to know her. U.S.-French co-production, adapted by Sébastien Japrisot from his novel with assistance from director Anatole Litvak, is beautifully designed and mounted, with attractive photography by Claude Renoir in mod-popping shades. Samantha Eggar has never been better (nor lovelier) than she is here, confusedly finding herself in turbulent situations yet determined to figure out what's really going on. Japrisot and Litvak lay on the paranoia undercurrent fairly thickly, though they also play fair with the viewer and give us a journey well-wrought with engrossing entanglements. It's also one of the chicest mysteries to mark the end of the 1960s, with gorgeous locales, cars, and costumes to hold the attention whenever the script gets too talky. **1/2 from ****


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