A little slow at times, but an interesting story of AA Milne fighting with his PSD and creating problems for his child by naming the boy in Winnie the Pooh after him. Glad I watched it, but won't be in a hurry to watch it again.
The movie that Raft chose over The Maltese Falcon has him playing against Edward G. Robinson in a role allegedly originally given to Bogart, but Raft wouldn't work with him. I wonder who would have done the Falcon if Bogart and Raft were both in this. Robinson is better for this role, though, even if the love triangle with Marlene Dietrich is more of a stretch, perhaps. Lots of other familiar faces, Alan Hale, Frank McHugh, Barton MacLane, Ward Bond…
This is one of my favorite spy action comedies. Tom Cruise does a good job as a spy who is efficient, but seemingly a little unbalanced. Cameron Diaz plays an auto mechanic that is trying to get back to Boston for her sister's wedding when she bumps into Cruise and gets sucked into his story.
The story involves the inventor and prototype of a perpetual battery. Cruise says another agent was going to sell the battery to an arms dealer…
I liked this more than I expected to from the trailer, though it certainly was not without its problems. Apparently, neither Monroe nor Preminger wanted to make this film, but it doesn't really show. I guess Mitchum didn't get along with Preminger or Rettig, and was drinking a lot, but it didn't show either.
First, the problems:
The reverse projection river rafting scenes are pretty laughable today.
There is an almost-rape scene that is a little troubling.
The Indians are…