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5 /10
Average Rating
4.00 /10
Kim Stanley, Lloyd Bridges, Steven Hill
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Directed by: John Cromwell
Written by: Paddy Chayevsky

Released: 1958
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 105


Unhappy country girl (Patty Duke) turns Hollywood sex goddess (Kim Stanley) but still can not find happiness.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Relentlessly vicious indictment of the Hollywood star system and especially the Marilyn Monroe cult, written - at times over-written - by that self-appointed scourge of the media, Paddy Chayefsky. Kim Stanley doesn't quite have the looks of which sex goddesses are made, but gives a powerful performance in her big-screen debut. Lloyd Bridges is fine in the Joe DiMaggio role of the sports star husband (though here he's a boxer, not a baseball star). The amazingly unsubtle script, which for some reason was Oscar-nominated, is the thing which makes this film a camp classic.

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