Though a very attractive fortysomething, Crawford remains aloof from romance until she meets Cliff Robertson, a young man half her age. Robertson finally breaks down her resistence to marriage. Crawford is confronted by Vera Miles, who claims to be Robertson’s first wife.
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Californian typist living in a rented 'chalet' cannot afford to attend a musical concert but has access to superb medical attention and the 'one of the best psychiatrists in the country' who successfully mends her broken lover. A later generation discovered the horror of experiments carried out on mental patients garnered to the system by M.D.s. Aldrich was a member of the Rockefeller family !! Clinton apologised .
If you liked In a Lonely Place and it's double-guessing melodrama, you'll appreciate this. Contrary to other reviewers I found it expertly directed, with composition among its stronger points. It takes longer than Ray's movie to get into the fun psychodrama and that's a faltering point. Or maybe I just don't care for love scenes.
Joan Crawford and Cliff Robertson work well together in this enjoyable melodrama, the former playing a lonely woman who falls for the latter before discovering that he may have some hidden... issues. The direction from Robert Aldrich is just fine for the material and the script is a serviceable work, lifted by the leads.