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Rosalind Russell gave Mama Rose heart and vunerability. Recreating a role for film that was done on Broadway by someone else is challenging, and Roz did it with style and class! I've heard the Ethel Merman soundtrack and all I can say is that I thank God that the producers opted to go with Ms. Russell instead. Just from listening to Ethel's version, I could hear a harshness and a brashness that would have made me hate Mama Rose; Ms. Russell's version left me with quite the opposite. Natalie Wood and Karl Malden delivered heartfelt performances as well.
I was floored by how bad this film was. The writers made an attempt to be witty and intelligent; they failed miserably. The telephone conversation was boring and dull; not sexy and exciting as described on the video box cover. David Duchovny is the *BEST* and the *ONLY* good thing about this film. Even if you love him, I wouldn't recommend watching this. He's in the film a considerable amount of time, but it's not worth the cash. If you can see it for free, I suggest you tape it so that you can fast forward to his scenes and end the torture as soon as possible.