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  •  From a review at my local (7+ / 0-)

    Library (its available on DVD there). Might have to place a hold on it.

    Apparently Orson Welles said that the film was so sad, "it would make a stone cry."

    Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

    by BOHICA on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:08:36 AM PST

    •  It is indeed deeply sad and tragic. (6+ / 0-)

      What saves it, however, is that it is NOT melodrama and relieved by not a little humor.

      What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

      by commonmass on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:13:45 AM PST

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      •  Well said. (1+ / 0-)
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        commonmass

        It was made back in the days before so many screenwriters got lazy, when more than a few knew how to create real characters having real conversations and living real lives, and when directors & studios thought these stories were worth telling.

        I've seen this movie a few times (my favorite scene is when they visit the old hotel where they honeymooned) but I never made the connection you did.  

        Thank you for helping me see a beloved old movie with new eyes.

        "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

        by JBL55 on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 08:28:32 AM PST

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