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I found this a few months back on an Odyssey DVD in the UK ! Most of their stuff is pretty good value for money ! It's a fairly long film and it's reasonable to say that the latter half, where "things hot up" so to speak, is a good deal more captivating than the first ninety minutes. Donna Mills is to my mind a fairly attractive person on a physical level but I was totally charmed by her lovely voice and the character she portrays in the film. Her tenaciousness in wanting to find out really happened is most admirable, many others would have given up before getting half as far in her research ! The plot is fairly classic and people used to this sort of story may well guess the ending in advance though this was not my case ! ( thank God ! ). It's also, in passing, an excellent documentary on Amsterdam for those of you who are interested in visiting the Dutch capital. Numerous shots of canals and boats all help to drive the point home. Picture quality is a little too grainy for my liking ( better quality pictures were available in the 1950's ) and the sound appears to be flat uninspired mono, a bit of a shame when you consider how Mills' voice is SUCH a pleasure to listen to, not forgetting the background theme music which is not bad at all ( it "grows" on one during the film ). This is just the sort of thing you'd want to put on the telly to use up a rainy afternoon during the north European winter !
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