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Run JULIE Run, Run For Your Life!
A terrified stewardess is stalked by her psychotic estranged husband.
Jealousy strikes hard when Doris Day discovers that her new husband actually killed her first husband and made it look like a suicide. Louis Jourdan plays the jealous crazed concert pianist who will do anything to keep his bride. Helped along the way by a very good Barry Sullivan, D.D eventually manages to escape from the area where they live only to be tracked down by her evil spouse, who is now looking for blood. The last twenty minutes are great fun with D.D having to fly a pilotless passenger plane towards San Francisco with the evil husband actually on board. Doris day has played the part of a woman in trouble before and here she handles her role with aplomb. Although not listed as a noir, I would certainly place it as one. Shadows, no. Tense, thrilling and dark, yes. Possibly a little bit too melodramatic, but still very enjoyable.
The first half is like a Law and Order episode, the second like an Airport movie resulting in an uneven melodrama.
Good: The script is surprisingly progressive for the time relating to the idea of a creeper husband and referring to Julie as strong and not a victim. Louis Jourdan does creeper really well.
Bad: The script has some low points that drift to melodrama.
Meh: When Doris Day is behind the wheel and cranks it from side to side while supposedly driving straight; she does much better in the plane.
Barry Sullivan rules! And this is a creepy film but soooo great! Doris Day DOES noir!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Doris was fine, the plot is pretty simple
The movie's camp status has been over exaggerated (it was listed in The Razzie Movie Guide as one of the worst films ever made).
Personally I found it mildly exciting if a little silly at times. Doris Day's performance is always earnest and interesting to watch though. The climax which takes place on an airplane and involves Day (a stewardess) having to land the flight goes pretty overboard in the melodrama department, but is also well shot and edited. The movie has the distinction of being the first to feature a stewardess having to make an emergency landing.
A mixed bag overall, but a cinematic curiosity nonetheless.
One of my favorite Doris Day films. It's not really that good, but the drama. THE DRAMA!
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- The Maltese Falcon
- Touch of Evil
- Strange Cargo
- Stranger on the Third Floor
- The Letter
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