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Great memories of this film. Phoenix was superb, as always. The more I see River Phoenix movies, the more I realize he was the best actor of his generation. Part of me always loved this, despite its flaws. And I probably always will.
Somewhat predictable, but an intricately woven story, that needed to be told. Harlow is at her best. Loy is sublime. And Gable's just Gable. Watch for an early Jimmy Stewart appearance! Even here, he stands out.
There was a point where it came dangerously close to trespassing upon cinematic discretion; where one began to believe the possibility of the film's purported bane coming to fruition. The tension in the film is created by exactly that -- tension. Adjacently, the strength of the story is in the misunderstanding. If wife's suspicion is justified, that removes the misunderstanding, & undercuts that which carried the movie to that point. Thankfully, it held me in concern just long enough to show me that they understood what they were doing. It would rank much higher if the mother didn't give Myrna Loy the worst piece of advice I've ever heard. Basically, 'I know you're upset, but you can't blame a man for cheating, can you? That's what they do." ...huh?!
Decent thriller with annoyingly intermittent liberal preachiness sprinkled throughout. I think that Redford is trying too hard to prove that he's sophisticated & "gets it." Will Redford ever stop trying to rehash sixties 'glory'?