Olivia De Havilland


Olivia De Havilland was an old fashioned movie queen and I am sure she was attracted to this script because it centered around her character, and is fine in this film, if perhaps a bit too glamorous to go thru what she goes thru in this film. For me too the great Jimmy Caan is fantastic...there were few actors I rooted for other than James Caan in the 60's other than George Peppard, Jim Hutton and Ty Hardin..

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Olivia was great in the film and also in HUSH HUSH SWEET CHARLOTTE that same year...I'm not sure which she should have received an Oscar nomination for...she's fantastic in both of them. Ann Sothern's scene-stealing turn as the prostitute in LADY IN A CAGE should have brought her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nod.

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Hollywood began to take Olivia for granted in the 1960s after she deserted them to go live in Paris for the rest of her life. I think they were amiss not to at least nominate her for HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE which I think represented the best work she did during that period. She was brilliant as Joan Crawford's replacement, making it possible for Bette Davis and director Robert Aldrich to finish the film that started filming with Crawford.

They also failed to recognize her for MY COUSIN RACHEL, but at least she won a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for that work. This week's Academy tribute is long, lone overdue...at last, she's getting the kind of recognition she should have had years ago.

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James caan was great in this


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I think the dead dog in the street should have gotten some recognition.

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He certainly gave the best performance in this crapfest.

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De Havilland did look quite believable in her various states of distress. Also, while some have called Caan's performance a "bad imitation of Marlon Brando", I thought he was rather compelling and effective (unfortunately, the same cannot be said about his two sidekicks who seem totally out of control and silly, camping it up to their heart's content. Ditto the wino).



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