#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Twice divorced Hilda Crane, feeling she’s run out of chances, returns to her mother’s house in her small hometown and tries to decide what to do next while still hoping to hold onto her independence. That proves to be a challenge.
Plot: After two failed marriages, a disillusioned woman returns to her hometown to start life anew.
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Too low-rated psychological period drama but…
I am surprised to read so many bad reviews of this movie on IMDd after having watched the restored version in glorious Technicolor and CinemaScope. Jean Simmons shines as usual and most of the secondary characters deliver a more than satisfying performance. Editing, cinematography and direction are fine.
So I agree with the former review untitled “Feverish melodrama, fifties malaise”, except for one important point: I found the David Raksin score to be extremely annoying in the numerous intimate scenes with dialogue, undermining them with strings. It’s not a matter of using dissonant music, rather a too old fashioned, and sirupy approach. Except for the opening titles and a few short dynamic passages, Raksin did a lousy job which actually deserves an otherwise very good film.
Crane your neck,Hilda.
Women dominate the movie : Jean Simmons, excellent as ever, as a woman who wants to live like a man at a time woman’s lib had not yet happened ; her character is very modern : a racy past ,two failed marriages and yet,she comes back to her native town to latch onto one of the best matches :Russell ,a well-to-do guy ,still waiting for her . But this boy has an overpossessive mom, masterfully played by Evelyn Varden as the worst mother-in-law you can think of :doesn’t she get as far as to compile a complete file about Hilda ,actions , doings ?
By comparison ,male acting is lackluster:Guy Madison was not suited for melodramas -action movies is his field- and French romantic male lead of the thirties in his native land Jean -Pierre Aumont is already too old for the part of a professor/novelist:maybe his slight accent could seduce a woman who’s seen it all before ?or is -it some nostalgia for her student years?
The colors are sparkling in the restored version , recalling Douglas Sirk’s melodramas ,but the master is not here .
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Director Philip Dunne
Writer Samson Raphaelson, Philip Dunne
Actors Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean-Pierre Aumont
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System), Mono (optical prints) (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Bausch & Lomb Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor (print by)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process CinemaScope
Printed Film Format 35 mm