Unintentionally Funny Love Story before "Love Story"
Father says she's a prostitute. Son says she's a lady. Hence, conflict. This routine saga, going back to ancient Rome, is the core of this corn. Talented Randall MacDougall's long simmering problem with femmes du monde ("Mildred Pierce," "The Naked Jungle") finally knocks the lid off this potboiler. The actors put up a mighty struggle: Ernest Borgnine as an ethnic (Greek) Super-Yenta, feigning heart attacks when he can't get his way; Anthony Franciosa, a Causeless Rebel trying to figure out how to act like a man; and Gina Lollobrigida as the beautiful Whore With A Heart Of Gold seeking acceptance against all odds. This is one of the best So-Bad-It's-Good pictures before Russ Meyer made it into a genre. As they say in poker, "read 'em and weep."
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