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I would have given it five, but for one little detail...,
This review is from: Talk of the Town [VHS] (VHS Tape)
If you don't want to know the ending, read no further.
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, at least the first hour and fifty-seven minutes of it. The last minute was the most tragic thing I've seen since A Tale of Two Cities. Why, why, why did Nora go off with a loser like Dilg? Obviously, he was not a man to settle down and behave himself. He didn't even have a vision or dream that made his strangeness admirable. I thought he looked very dark and sinister most of the time and there was absolutely nothing about him that made me want her to end up with him.
Ronald, on the other hand, was everything she needed, and if she was smart, she would have snapped him up. I certainly would have. He was intelligent, stable, and madly in love with her.
Anyway, you get the idea of my feelings about the two main fellers - Nora Shelley was cute, if a little silly at times (and very idiotic in the last couple minutes of the film).
As for the film itself: It was full of great moments. The egg-falling-on-the-newspaper scene was hilarious. The borscht with egg in it was also amusing. It was over all good story, filmed well, told well. I also enjoyed the part when Lightcap was trying to get information out of Miss Bush. He was so artless about it, as well he might be - he probably never went out with a woman before in his life. Which is why he was an awfully stiff dancer, too.
So anyway, I'm sure by now you've figured the little detail that cost my rating of this film one star - JEAN WENT OFF WITH THE WRONG MAN IN THE END!!
I expect this probably isn't the best review ever and that I'll receive lots of flak from Cary Grant fans, and that is O-K. I still like Ronnie better.
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Initial post: Feb 27, 2008 6:55:28 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I understand that the studio prepared two endings to this film, with Ms. Arthur choosing Mr. Coleman in the alternate version. Both were screened to test audiences, and the Cary Grant version was better liked, and so was included.
Posted on Jul 18, 2014 11:05:10 PM PDT
dana m says:
but why would she end up with Colemn? It would have been boring, and meaningless. They were not really suited.
This ending with Grant brought out the ambiguity--and it was an ironic switch after her last scene with the judge in his chambers. She was always protectie of Grant, yet exasperated by him. Grant didn't think she'd go for him, and was unsure and volatile. So the ending where she kisses him in the hall and he walks away and then grabs her, was the cutest possible twist. I can't see how they would have played the last scene if she'd gone with Coleman.
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