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Dr. Phibes Meets The Grapes Of Wrath,
This review is from: Long Night (DVD)
This was just bad casting of two otherwise fine actors who had no chemistry together. It would be like matching Clint Eastwood and Julianne Moore - they just belong in different genres.
Vincent Price is a self conscious actor always throwing a wink to the audience as he hams it up, and as bad guy he's an effective psychopath for that reason. But in this one, you don't really get an idea of why he's a bad guy except for being boorish. And that doesn't play well opposite Fonda, who always plays a repressed good guy character who might snap to the point of slamming a door but not kill someone. He always seems to be on the verge of breaking into his final speech from "The Grapes of Wrath." Neither character is well drawn, and the conflict over a woman seems contrived.
Watching Fonda and Price was like watching a movie spliced together from two different films.