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½ December 24, 2014
Suzanne Pleshette is a slut! She can't stop having sex with men. Even though she marries Bradford Dillman, she can't stop herself from sleeping with Ben Gazzara and all hell breaks lose. So much hell that even though she doesn't sleep with Peter Graves, everyone thinks she does and she loses everything. I love melodrama, but there's very little to this adaptation of John O'Hara's novel. It wants to be oh so very adult, but it has to skirt around the material so much that it just ends up seeming coy and silly. Gazzara really goes for broke though ... there's that.
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Super Reviewer
½ April 24, 2011
This is soap opera pure and simple about a woman who in more enlightened times would have been viewed as a person with a crippling disorder that would require treatment but for our purposes here is a wanton slut. Suzanne Pleshette was a superior actress so she is able within the confines of the script to present her character as someone who is ruled by urges she can not control. Good supporting cast including in a small role a rare onscreen role for Brett Somers Klugman from Match Game. For those who enjoy trashy cinema with quality actors enacting silly situations with earnest professionalism.
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