|Hitch's first Icy Blonde|
Have you fallen asleep yet? Actually all the kid stuff and the set-up of the upcoming love triangle (between Sanders, Power, and Carroll) is pretty darn okay on film. The second half and the war and the "reunion" of sorts for Nelson and Power is laughably bad.
But you do get Ms Carroll in 18th century gowns, absolutely leaping out at you, nitrate shimmer, platinum greatness. Carroll was Hitch's first icy blonde in two of his English films. She, of course, is best remembered in The Thirty Nine steps, handcuffed to Donat, peeling off her soaked stockings.
She made the whole two hours worth while.
This film is not very good despite the lovely Ms Carroll. Maybe I'll watch The Thirty Nine Steps again this weekend.