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***, 26 July 2015
7/10

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The surprise ending reveals the old theme that money isn't everything or having more of it makes you yearn for even more. Quite possibly the so called wealthy couple didn't have that much as you're led to believe, unless they saw a quick opportunity to make a quick haul.

Barry Sullivan is the lawyer who gets involved with the mob. He works for an insurance company and is too quickly able to retrieve stolen merchandise.

The culprits dressed up as women who rob other ladies at a play looked as though they were Daphne and Josephine from "Some Like it Hot."

Sullivan is made to look like a victim of circumstances when he is rejected by Arlene Dahl and is refused a pay raise. As the detective on the case, George Murphy lacks the toughness here which the part should have demanded. There is a good performance by Jean Hagen, the woman who loved the Sullivan characters and is willing to bow out when it appears that he is headed back to the Dahl character.

***, 26 July 2015
7/10

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The surprise ending reveals the old theme that money isn't everything or having more of it makes you yearn for even more. Quite possibly the so called wealthy couple didn't have that much as you're led to believe, unless they saw a quick opportunity to make a quick haul.

Barry Sullivan is the lawyer who gets involved with the mob. He works for an insurance company and is too quickly able to retrieve stolen merchandise.

The culprits dressed up as women who rob other ladies at a play looked as though they were Daphne and Josephine from "Some Like it Hot."

Sullivan is made to look like a victim of circumstances when he is rejected by Arlene Dahl and is refused a pay raise. As the detective on the case, George Murphy lacks the toughness here which the part should have demanded. There is a good performance by Jean Hagen, the woman who loved the Sullivan characters and is willing to bow out when it appears that he is headed back to the Dahl character.

Perfect High (2015) (TV)
**1/2, 26 July 2015
6/10

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Run of the mill yarn with the typical theme of a girl getting injured and her use of pain killers leading to addiction from much more dangerous narcotics. Of course, the familiar theme of getting in with a bad crowd is also discussed.

The movie starts off as if it is going to be about the rebelliousness of her younger brother, with his outbursts and defiance to his parents.

Hard to fathom the naivete of the parents who never realize what their daughter has gotten herself into. No, they're not in denial either as they actually at one point think that she is starving herself when she showed a lack of appetite.

Perfect High (2015) (TV)
**1/2, 26 July 2015
6/10

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Run of the mill yarn with the typical theme of a girl getting injured and her use of pain killers leading to addiction from much more dangerous narcotics. Of course, the familiar theme of getting in with a bad crowd is also discussed.

The movie starts off as if it is going to be about the rebelliousness of her younger brother, with his outbursts and defiance to his parents.

Hard to fathom the naivete of the parents who never realize what their daughter has gotten herself into. No, they're not in denial either as they actually at one point think that she is starving herself when she showed a lack of appetite.

*, 26 July 2015
2/10

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Totally miserable film dealing with a young boy's suspicion when his dog is found poisoned. The next door neighbor, a disagreeable, nasty and mysterious man is thought to be the killer and the boy goes out of control whenever he sees the man.

Nancy Davis, Mrs. Ronald Reagan, played his mother. Her character is outrageously benign here. Even the way she calls out to her son in the film, a mother would be so much more assertive here. As the father, George Murphy is given a poor script to work with. Owner of a fruit orchard, a sidebar theme in this dismal film regards the dropping of temperatures and its affects upon what is being grown.

Our mysterious neighbor's transition is sudden and while he becomes a sympathetic figure in the end, it's too much to digest and believe.

**1/2, 26 July 2015
6/10

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Interesting, but all too predictable story of a young man, out of control, who is taken under the wing by his dead father's best friend. The solution to his problems in this western is to get a wife.

Buddy Ebsen shines here as the guy who searches for Keir Dullea. Lois Nettleton becomes the bride. She brings to the marriage a young son. Widowed, her character is totally not allowed to be developed here.

Naturally, there are cattle rustlers who take advantage of the situation and a scene where the young boy's life is put in danger when a fire breaks out, started by the crooks, in the area where he is sleeping.

The ending, naturally when things calm down, is poignant and comical as Ebsen shows that it's never too late to find love.

**1/2, 26 July 2015
6/10

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Interesting, but all too predictable story of a young man, out of control, who is taken under the wing by his dead father's best friend. The solution to his problems in this western is to get a wife.

Buddy Ebsen shines here as the guy who searches for Keir Dullea. Lois Nettleton becomes the bride. She brings to the marriage a young son. Widowed, her character is totally not allowed to be developed here.

Naturally, there are cattle rustlers who take advantage of the situation and a scene where the young boy's life is put in danger when a fire breaks out, started by the crooks, in the area where he is sleeping.

The ending, naturally when things calm down, is poignant and comical as Ebsen shows that it's never too late to find love.

***, 26 July 2015
8/10

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During the war years, the theme of fascism trying to get a hold in America is depicted in this film.

An American hero dies in a car accident,and in trying to write about his life, reporter Spencer Tracy discovers some very interesting but troubling facts about the man, Robert Forrest. Along the way, he has to deal with the man's mysterious wife, Katharine Hepburn.

Darryl Hickman is effective as the child who cries and whines about not being able to warn the guy about the weakness of the washed out bridge where the crash occurred.

The film often is brooding and is hurt by the fact that it basically takes place at the mansion where the deceased lived with his wife.

Richard Whorf steals the show as the fascist's secretary, willing to commit mayhem to silence those discovering what has been going on.

***, 26 July 2015
8/10

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During the war years, the theme of fascism trying to get a hold in America is depicted in this film.

An American hero dies in a car accident,and in trying to write about his life, reporter Spencer Tracy discovers some very interesting but troubling facts about the man, Robert Forrest. Along the way, he has to deal with the man's mysterious wife, Katharine Hepburn.

Darryl Hickman is effective as the child who cries and whines about not being able to warn the guy about the weakness of the washed out bridge where the crash occurred.

The film often is brooding and is hurt by the fact that it basically takes place at the mansion where the deceased lived with his wife.

Richard Whorf steals the show as the fascist's secretary, willing to commit mayhem to silence those discovering what has been going on.

****, 20 July 2015
10/10

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Excellent film where a young, good looking attorney is nominated by the Democrats for the governorship of California, opposing the Republican who believes strongly in the typical Republican line of Herbert Hoover-Individual initiative.

The surprise in this film is Don Porter, a veteran character actor of television and the film, who gets the role of his life as the incumbent senator, ready to take on Bill McKay's (Redford)idea of A Better Way with McKay.

Peter Boyle shines as the political operative and we see all the preparations that go into the making of a candidate. We see a candidate who refuses to compromise on his views, while seeing better days ahead.


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