Saturday, October 02, 2010

Radio review - Lux - "Adam and Evelyne" (1952) *

Why did anyone think this would make a good film? It's only interest comes from the fact it stars real-life couple Stewart Granger and Jean Simmons. Granger plays a smooth talking gambler who agrees to look after the orphaned daughter (Simmons) of his dead best friend - the first act consists of Simmons thinking that Granger is her dad. Yuck! Then she finds out the truth and acts two and three consist of Granger trying to hide from Simmons the fact he's a gambler. That's a stupid story full of dodgy subtext and it's not very entertaining. Granger is better at comedy than I would have thought; Simmons' child bride character grates, on air at least.

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