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Strangers When We Meet, Movie, 1960 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • O Nono Mandamento (Brazil)
  • Fremde, wenn wir uns begegnen (Germany)
  • Fremmede når vi mødes (Denmark)
  • Un extraño en mi vida (Spain)
  • Uskottomat (Finland)
  • Liaisons secrètes (France)
  • Noi due sconosciuti (Italy)
  • Vecinos y amantes (Mexico)
  • Um Estranho na Minha Vida (Portugal)
  • Dröj hos mig främling... (Sweden)

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DidierF FR

2015-04-02 14:54

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directed by Richard Quine, written by Evan Hunter (aka Ed McBain) after one of his novels.

The ever clenched-jawed Kirk Douglas and the bovine Kim Novak began to bore me to death… until I found that, after all, if the movie was slow paced, it was in perfect accordance with the story, an anti-climactic story, soft spoken, of love, lust, missed opportunities, hesitations, and conformation. Actually a rather valuable story, whose characters are well depicted—Ernie Kovacs, Walter Matthau and even Barbara Rush have things to do and to say, and they do them quite well.

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Nothing too mysterious in the wheel department, as you have already seen.

Une machine dominée par un Kirk Douglas plus raide que jamais, et une Kim Novak toujours aussi peu capable de jouer, pensai-je d'abord. Jusqu'à ce que je me rende compte que l'histoire devait être racontée comme ça. Une bonne histoire d'ennui, de soudaine passion, d'hésitations et de retour à la normale, qui vaut la peine d'être vue, pour elle-même, pour Novak, finalement, et pour Walter Matthau et Ernie Kovacs, même si leurs rôles, bien dessinés, sont relativement brefs.

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lightninboy US

2015-04-02 17:55

Apparently the 1961 song "Walk On By" uses the title in it.

cl82 DE

2015-04-03 02:33

"Clenched-jawed"..."bovine"- your movie reviews are always a pleasure to read, Didier. :king:

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chicomarx BE

2015-04-03 02:41

Don't pick on Kim Novak, she was always picked on.

During Vertigo for example. "When she reported to her dressing room in the morning of the first day, there was a plucked chicken hanging from her mirror; when she turned around, she found Hitchcock, Stewart, and the crew gathered at her door to see her reaction."

And again at the recent Oscars.

jettalover US

2015-04-03 05:39

Read the trivia for this movie on imdb. Apparently she brought some of it on herself. One co-worker took great offense. Maybe that co-worker overreacted.

DidierF FR

2015-04-03 05:53

(Hey, guys, I just gave sort of a diary of DidierF-watching-Strangers-When-We-Meet… And in the end, as I said it—though in French only—I found the movie quite valuable, including Miss Novak's performance, who is in many different ways very touching at times. Nevertheless, I find her… How would I put it? "Shy". Yes, she looks like a shy actress. Strange impression.)

cl82 DE

2015-04-03 22:16

@chicomarx: I'm really sorry, because I didn't intend to make fun of her. Actually, I rather appreciated her performance whenever I happened to watch a movie with her in it -which was not very often, to be honest. IMHO, no other actress could have replaced her in "Vertigo", for instance. Grace Kelly just wouldn`t have worked, Tipi Hedren of course neither. And Kirk Douglas was also one of the greatest actors of that era. But on the other hand, I just liked the way Didier described his first impressions of the movie. In the end, he gave it a rather favourable review.

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chicomarx BE

2015-04-03 22:43

Hitchcock was always infatuated with his blonde leading ladies and would make suggestive comments to them, it's often been said. For Kim Novak he had a plucked chicken, I never understood that.

DidierF gives longer and longer reviews when you encourage him. ;) /movie.php?id=71890

DidierF FR

2015-04-03 23:11

Not always, chicomarx, not always: /movie.php?id=52126

62imperial US

2015-04-07 04:18

Thanks for posting this movie, DidierF - not only lots of great cars but so many vintage L.A. locations (like Romanoff's Restaurant and the shopping center)!

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