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Message to My Daughter (1973)
Very well done-- Should check to see if a Library has it.
I was looking for a Martin Sheen movie similar to this, and re-connected to this movie. It's so long ago, but all three characters were (are) moving to me, and very well played. It could very easily have been sappy or preachy, but it played quite well.
I watched this when I was "between", about 22-23, beyond teen-age angst, but not a grown up parent. All three characters spoke to me. Truly one of those "open filming" movies that were shown 1971 approximately, and now they cut or fuzz over, topics or body parts.
I guess I remembered Bonnie Bedelia strongly from this movie, and she had not been in many movies, particularly just after that. If I find a place that owns it, I will let you all know.
BBC2 Playhouse: Caught on a Train (1980)
Caught on a Train - Characters in search of an End
Excellent character study, with, as one of the other writers helped me understand, really no plot at all. That would be OK if it wasn't studying several really annoying people. Michael Kitchen was excellent, showing in his face and actions changing feelings of guilt, lust, self-importance, etc., but seldom happiness. Dame Peggy Ashcroft never left character, lifting one veil of imperceptible change, only to return to the imperious, impossible aristocrat riding in 2nd class.
I read a review before I saw this, that the young American girl had some important activity at the end. Can anyone explain where she went? Did I doze off? Although I liked the acting, I would have been exhausted and annoyed with such a trip and such partners, and so breadth and strength of nature would have been difficult for me also...