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An under-rated Classic,
By A Customer
This review is from: These Three [VHS] (VHS Tape)
If you're thirty-something and enjoy the classics from the golden age of Hollywood, this is a film that will not disappoint you. It's basically about how a lie can destroy one's reputation and cause irreversible damage. Two young women (Oberon, Hopkins) just graduating from college, turn a run-down home into a school for young girls and enjoy success, only to have it all taken away by one vicious, terrible rumor (hmm, I wonder what that rumor could be??). Everything about this film is excellent, from the script to the actors, including three wonderful child actors (Marcia Mae Jones, Bonita Granville and Carmencita Johnson). Joel McCrea is the "hunk" whom both ladies are in love with; Margaret Hamilton, the wicked witch from "The Wizard of Oz" has a minor role. What a treat! This film should have swept the Academy Awards winning Best Film, Best Actress, etc., etc., but that's the way it goes. This film was later remade in the 1960s, but lacked the warmth and charm of the original. If this sounds like your type of movie, you won't be disappointed. Order the video pronto.
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Initial post: Dec 3, 2009 6:02:26 AM PST
Andrew Ellington says:
Great review, but I just wanted to note that you don't have to be 30something to enjoy this...I'm 24 and have been addicted to classics like this one since I was a teenager!
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