Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mississippi Mermaid

Mississippi Mermaid- 1969, Directed by Francois Truffaut, starring a bunch of French people

He says-  One of the director's few flops, but any film with Belmondo-Deneuve-Truffaut combo is of interest; story concerns tobacco planter whose mail-order bride turns out to be Deneuve.  Always buy brand names.  Based on the Cornell Woolrich novel Waltz Into Darkness.  Originally shown in the U.S. at 110m.  Remade as Original Sin.  3 stars

I say- This was a shit-load better than Original Sin.  Taut thriller delivers on many levels, and the subtitles don't get annoying.  Fashions back in the 60's in France were hysterical.  3 stars

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