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Vertiginous, violet and tongue in cheek social comment., 12 March 2001
One of the most oddly colored (violets,bright yellows and reds) wildly
flamboyant films made in the 50's, expatriate German director Douglas Sirk
made this as a soap opera with a nasty satiric bite. Although Lauren
and Rock Hudson as staid camp followers of a wealthy Texas family are the
"stars", it's the perverse characters played by Robert Stack and Dorothy
Malone who make the film such a vivid nightmare of the Eisenhower era of
outdoor barbecues and post-war wealth. Malone in particular, playing a
nymphomaniac oil heiress who dances wildly while her father dies of a
attack, breaks the mold of the sexually sequestered decade.