Real life proves just as dramatic off-screen as it does on it for these two actors, the aging Hollywood superstar Gloria Grahame and her younger lover, Peter Turner. As their mismatched romance waxes and wanes over time, events conspire to keep them in each other's lives even when it proves difficult and demanding. Ultimately, they find that they must each come to terms with whatever fate they face in the future whether they are together or apart.Written by
Ace in the Hole
Written by James E. Dempsey, George Mitchell
Performed by Gloria Grahame
From the motion picture Naked Alibi (1954)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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We saw this in Wellington at the Brooklyn Penthouse Theatre. They moved it because so many wanted to see it, from their small 30 seat screening to a much bigger one where there were definitely more people. What a wonderful story. Cheering positive lovable without a hint of saccharine or self-pity and a fascinating script - sympathetic without being unreal.
I will have to find the book and read it. Annette Bening is fantastic and Jamie Bell enthralling. Well done all for a crisp enjoyable movie.
(BTW in typical English style they don't hit you over the head with the point - you get to think for your self)
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