Friday, September 16, 2016

In the Cool of the Day 1963

     This film is based on a novel by Susan Erz published in 1960.  Murray Logan and his wife Sybil were in a car accident and Sybil has a scar on the right side of her face.  She is very self-conscious about it and she doesn’t like people to stare at her because she believes they are looking at the scar.  She spends most of her time at home because of both her physical and emotional scars.  Murray is a publisher and he is a good friend of Sam and Christine Bonner.  Christine suffers from emotional problems and difficulties with her lungs.  She thinks Sam doesn’t treat her as a wife but more as a child.  Murray attempts to help Sam and Christine with their problems but he has his own problems with Sybil.
     I almost turned off this movie but it did get better as it went along.  Jane Fonda as Christine has very different hair and her makeup is severe.  Angela Lansbury as Sybil is a bit hard to take and even though she is not social, she doesn’t shy away from speaking her mind.  The scenery in Greece is very beautiful.  2 ½* (This movie is just so-so)

89 min, Drama directed by Robert Stevens with Peter Finch, Jane Fonda, Angela Lansbury, Arthur Hill, Constance Cummings, Alexander Knox.

Note:  Imdb 5.1 out of 10, Amazon 3.5* out of 5* with 6 reviews, TV Guide 1* out of 5* with 2 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Athens, Greece; Chelsea and Herfordshire, England, UK.  Audrey Hepburn was originally offered the role of Christine but she did not accept. 

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