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London in the fifties: a young singer is the star in a night club and is the owner's protegé. The latter has also a son, Baby, who, thanks to his father's morbid attentions is considered a halfwit by everybody. An old gay gangster has Baby's father horribly killed since he wants the singer's attentions all for himself. Written by
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Major disappointment-- Butterworth can write, but...
A clever, economical play founders and collapses in its author's adaptation, in the most obvious way-- Butterworth indulges a character's psychotic eccentricities until a viewer cringes each time he re-enters the picture. Too bad he knocks the film so badly out of whack-- the two stooges whose interplay so delighted NY stage critics become spear-carriers in this rewrite. Harold Pinter has a talent for playing creeps, but the films one redeeming feature is Ian Hart, a good actor who here has gravity and authority, but he can scarcely keep the camera, so inclined is Butterworth to let the nutcase role to show off some more.
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