Monday, January 17, 2011

The Big Show (1961)

Notes: 1/17/11
Nice cast assembled. Circus theme could be fun.
Good actors, but script and direction are lacking something.
The girls are kind of boring.
Esther Williams is definitely beautiful, but she's not swimming, so....
So much draaaamaaa in the movie. Nothing interesting though.
Robert Vaughn was good at playing a creep. – And holy shit! Crazy death (?) scene.

Review: C-
Particularly uninteresting family drama concerning betrayal among a family of circus performers. Cliff Robertson and Robert Vaughn play brothers at odds. Their relationship is the only thing that stands out in a story that also involves a nowhere-near-a-pool Esther Williams as a love interest. If the script and direction had just a bit more focus, the film could have been more exciting. Instead, it's rather forgettable. 

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