Top Secret Affair (1957)

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When an Army general is appointed to the sensitive diplomatic post that the powerful publisher of a prominent news magazine had hoped would go to a particularly qualified civilian, she launches a vitriolic campaign to discredit the general. First the publisher orders one of her cameraman to snap a few incriminating photographs of the general. In order to get them, she invites the general out for a night on the town. No matter how hard she tries to get him drunk, the general remains sober. Unfortunately, she ends up quiet tipsy and falls in a pool where she nearly drowns until the general rescues her. The sodden but grateful publisher kisses him and it is at that point that they realize that animosity is rapidly turning to love, at least for her. When she discovers that her newborn love is fated to remain unrequited because of things from the general's past, the jealous publisher pens a poisonous article about him. This creates all kinds comical obstacles and further misunderstandings.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Warner Home Video

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Cast

Kirk Douglas
as Maj. Gen. Melville A. Goodwin
Jim Backus
as Col. Gooch
Paul Stewart
as Bentley
Charles Lane
as Bill Hadley
John Cromwell
as Gen. Grimshaw
Susan Hayward
as Dorothy 'Dottie' Peale
Frank Gerstle
as Sgt. Kruger
Jonathan Hale
as Mr. Jones
Hal K. Dawson
as Reporter
Lyn Osborn
as Stumpy
Roland Winters
as Sen. Burwick
Charles Meredith
as Personage
Michael Fox
as Lotzie
Ivan Triesault
as German Field Marshal
Franco Corsaro
as Armande
Richard Cutting
as Reporter
Edna Holland
as Myrna Maynard
Sydney Chatton
as Drunk at Table
Hugh Lawrence
as Reporter
Lee Choon Wha
as Korean Dignitary
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½

Cute, fluffy comedy starring two actors not usually associated with the genre. Susan is the take charge magazine owner trying to bulldoze Kirk's Army general, they are well matched and their charisma adds a lot to this slight bit of whimsy. Unmemorable but made pleasant by two great stars. Paul Stewart and Jim Backus add to the film's enjoyment with expert performances.

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