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Lt. Randall had a couple of amazing assets

I wonder why she didn't become an, ahem, bigger star?

I asked the doctor to take your picture so I can look at you from inside as well.


Joan O'Brien was a well-shaped young woman when she made this film but she was made to look bigger than really was. Her face was more interesting than her body and this is noticeable in most of her other movies.

For me, Joan O'Brien belongs in that quite large group of good-looking actresses who probably could have become big stars if they had been given a string of good roles in good films. Others in this group are Tina Louise, Hope Lange and Gia Scala.


Joan is quite a good singer, in a class with Shirley Jones, except that Joan did most of her vocals as a TV series guest rather than on the big screen.

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