Sunday, January 23, 2011

The Honeymoon Machine (1961)

Notes: 1/23/11
Bouncy opening titles. Not a bad song – Love Is Crazy.
McQueen had a sort of hippy Paul Newman quality.
Prentiss and Hutton are the definite highlight.
Gambling in Venice mixed with Naval humor mixed with silly romance.
I like Dean Jagger and his great voice.
Cute, amusing, but not a classic.
Nice cast gets a deserved curtain call.

Review: C+
Bright comedy with Steve McQueen in an early role as a sailor who discovers a way to fix the casino tables in Venice. Lots of mishaps along the way involving the US Navy and some silly romance. Paula Prentiss is the comic highlight and Jim Hutton makes a great scene partner for her sophisticated brand of slapstick. Bouncy and amusing with a fine cast.

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