Sunday, September 13, 2009

More ammo for Loretta Young to go to TV

The Fox Movie Channel is showing the comedy Half Angel on September 14 at 9:00 AM ET. With material like this and Cause for Alarm, it's no wonder that she went into television, where she could presumably have more control over her self-titled show.

Young stars as a nurse who knows, but dislikes, a lawyer played by Joseph Cotten. At least, that's the way things are during the daytime. The problem for Young is that Cotten things she's in love with him, and has good reason to think that way: she sleepwalks at night, and when she sleepwalks, she goes to see him and flirts with him as though she's in love with him.

Sound like a silly enough plot? Just wait; it gets much worse. Daytime Young doesn't like Cotten's advances, to the point that she's willing to have him put on trial in a bizarre Hollywood look at the court system that seems in no way anchored to any reality. Worse, you know that the two are going to end up together at the and anyhow, so why are they going through all this?

To be honest, I have no idea why everybody involved decided to get involved. Perhaps they were just that hard up for the work. Either that, or they were all sleepwalking, and it was their sleepwaliking selves who decided to do the movie. Still, this is one of those movies that has to be seen to be believed.

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