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Christina (1974)

PG | | Mystery | May 1974 (USA)
An unemployed engineer accepts a $25,000 bribe to marry a beautiful and mysterious woman so that she can stay in the United States. During their honeymoon, he starts to fall in love with her, but she suddenly disappears. When he tries to find her, it puts his life in danger.

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Christina / Kay
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Simon Bruce
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Donovan
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Girl
Barbara Gordon ...
Mrs. Brice
Audry Kniveton ...
Mme. Concordia
Wally McSween ...
Timothy Murphy (as Wally MacSween)
Mary Monks ...
Miss Cooper
Otto Lowy ...
Otto Wensal
Christine Hauff ...
Edith Wensal
Sharon Mason ...
Eleanor (as Sharon Kirk)
Scott Maitland ...
Archie
Jace Van Der Veen ...
Baldy
Allan Anderson ...
Employment clerk
Leo Servo ...
Tony
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An unemployed engineer accepts a $25,000 bribe to marry a beautiful and mysterious woman so that she can stay in the United States. During their honeymoon, he starts to fall in love with her, but she suddenly disappears. When he tries to find her, it puts his life in danger.

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haunting movie
7 June 2012 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

This review does not dismiss the opinions of others in relation to this movie. Let me just say that, for me, a worthwhile film is one that stays with you. I saw "Christina" years ago as a child and I always remembered it; the images, the atmosphere and the overall "look" of the movie. It is far from perfect, but it reflects a degree of cleverness that is missing from many another film. I speak to the actual plot machinations, which are adequately twisting enough to keep you guessing as to what is really happening.

Then there is the relationship between Simon Bryce, the out of work engineer, and Christina, which has more to do with his fantasy fulfillment than with reality, but which is touching nevertheless. So when we get to the tragic denouement, there is a genuine sense of loss.

Finally, as stated above, there is the overall look and atmosphere of the movie. Maybe it's a little dated, maybe there are cardboard, potboiler formulaic elements; but for me it works because they do create atmosphere. Barbara Parkins is noteworthy -- both in terms of her glamor and her handling of the role. And Peter Haskell is solid as Bryce, who falls for the femme fatale.

I've always found it interesting that a movie can be imperfect in many, many ways and still have "something". Maybe because movies operate on numerous levels and can create their own kind of magic -- something to do with wish fulfillment, perhaps.


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