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The Gazebo (1959)





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Glenn Ford stars in this genial black comedy starring Glenn Ford as Elliot Nash, a successful television writer who is married to an equally successful Broadway star, Nell Nash (Debbie Reynolds). One day a blackmailer pays Elliot a visit. He claims to have in his possession nude photographs of Nell taken during her leaner years. Elliot decides the only way out is to kill the blackmailer. After the murder, Elliot hides the body in the ground where he is planning to build a gazebo. But after Elliot's gazebo is built, the body of the blackmailer is uncovered at another location; now Elliot has to figure out whose body is buried underneath his gazebo.

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Glenn Ford
as Elliott Nash
Debbie Reynolds
as Nell Nash
Carl Reiner
as Harlow Edison
John McGiver
as Sam Thorpe
Mabel Albertson
as Mrs. Chandler
Doro Merande
as Matilda
Bert Freed
as Lt. Joe Jenkins
Martin Landau
as The Duke
Dick Wessel
as Louis the Louse
as The Pigeon
Zasu Pitts
as Mrs. MacGruder (scenes deleted)
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Critic Reviews for The Gazebo

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A funny offbeat black comedy based on a so-so Broadway play.

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Glenn is cast against type and does fairly well with it - reminiscent of Tony Randall or Jack Lemmon. Reiner is also a bit against type as the affable straight man and best friend. Reynolds just seems too good to be true, in more ways than one. Probably a better stage play, but still decent enough to showcase some acting chops.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

Not funny from beginning to end. Just doesn't work. Debbie Reynolds manages a likeable performance. Glenn Ford is not so lucky and tries VERY hard to make this material work. This film is like its namesake. Poorly built.

Rémy Voyron
Rémy Voyron

This is such an hilarious dark comedy! The actors do a great job, the story is perfect for the genre, and everything just made me laugh. I recommend this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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