This review is for the Fox Cinema Archives MOD-DVD.
Ho hum. Wake me up when it's over....
I'm sorry, folks. I purchased this mainly because I was loving every film with Jennifer Jones that I saw, going from one to the next like a hummingbird going from bloom to bloom, until I hit this brick wall.
Was there even a plot to hold together this nearly two-and-a-half-hour bore fest? I must have missed it, because virtually nothing happens. A psychiatrist falls in love with his patient and marries her against the advice of his older, wiser, close friend and mentor. Ho hum. Yawn. We don't even get a psycho murderer to liven things up.
I can't believe 20th Century Fox ever thought this would turn a nickel. Pitiful.
After seeing Jennifer Jones in The Song pf Bernadette, Portrait of Jennie, Since You Went Away, Love Letters, Madame Bovary, Good Morning Miss Dove, Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Gone to Earth, and even Duel in the Sun, I suppose I was a little overconfident that she couldn't make a bad film.
But I guess all of the greats had their pitfalls (such as Cary Grant in The Amazing Adventure, or even Jimmy Stewart in No Time for Comedy), so Jennifer is forgiven, but you still gotta wonder why anyone who worked on this film thought they had something that anyone would want to see.
And this film was released in 1962, long after the studio system had collapsed, so no one can say they were made to do it.
And the worst part is that Fox Cinema Archives took a widescreen picture and did that "formatted to fit this screen" thing to it, reducing it to a 4:3 pan-and-scan that ruins any scenery of the French Riviera.
Pitiful. Just pitiful.