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Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to marry each other. Charley was going to marry his girlfriend but when she finds out about him and Vicki, she leaves him. And Vicki doesn't seem to be his kind of woman at all... Written by
This movie purports to be based on a real couple. Probably the real couple was more interesting and complex, but surely not as attractive. I generally have problems with Baldwin and Basinger -- normally I find them both rather cold. That's not true in this movie though, perhaps because they were (I've read) having a torrid affair during the filming. In any event, there is real electricity between them, and I like the period atmosphere. I also like the sort of "Disney-fied feel" the movie has; they have filtered out all of the messy parts of reality and made everything comprehensible. It's fake, but it's an appealing fake.
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